Netball recognised at State Awards

Netball NSW took home three awards from last night’s NSW Sport Federation’s 2014 Sports Awards, recognising the achievements of teams and individuals across the State from October 2013 to November last year.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the awards, sporting codes from around the State descended on Curzon Hall to acknowledge the amazing achievements of those in the industry in 2014 as well as those recognised with Distinguished Long Service awards for more than 25 years dedicated to growing sport.

Netball NSW General Manager – High Performance (interim) Nikki Horton, Australia’s number one-ranked umpire Sharon Kelly and Lismore Netball Association stalwart Marie Mackney were the big winners on the evening, all taking home their respective titles.

However the aforementioned were not the only Netball NSW representatives to be honoured at last night’s awards.

President Wendy Archer AM (Volunteer Director of the Year), Gosford’s Jordan Kiss (Young Official of the Year) and the Netball NSW Marie Little OAM Shield Team (Team of the Year with Disability) were all named finalists in their category.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and to everyone for helping grow sport in New South Wales.  Visit www.sportnsw.com.au for more information on the Sport Awards and the NSW Sports Federation.

2014 Sports Awards – Winners
Event of the Year: The Bingham Cup (Rugby Union)
Organisation of the Year: Cricket NSW
Volunteer Director of the Year: John Warn (Cricket NSW)
Administrator of the Year: Nikki Horton (Netball NSW) & David Trodden (NSW Rugby League)
Young Official of the Year: Caitlin Woollard (Gymnastics)
Official of the Year: Sharon Kelly (Netball NSW) & Amy Perrett (Rugby Union)
Young Coach of the Year: Shelby Lacey (Gymnastics)
Coach of the Year: Michael Cheika (Rugby Union) & Chava Sobrino (Diving)
Team of the Year with Disability: Australian SKUD 18 (Sailing)
Team of the Year: Australian Small Bore Metallic Silhouette Pistol Team & Western Sydney Wanderers (Football)
Masters Athlete of the Year: Brett Beyer (Sailing)
Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability: Maddison Elliott (Swimming)
Young Athlete of the Year: Georgia Miller (Surf Life Saving)
Athlete of the Year with a Disability: Matthew Levy OAM (Swimming)
Athlete of the Year: Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)