Netball NSW held its 2013 State Dinner on Saturday night at the Anne Clark Centre in front of almost 400 members of the netball community.
Stay tuned to www.netballnsw.com next week as we place a spotlight on the winners and award recipients from this prestigious evening.
The 2013 State Dinner was held on the courts of a transformed Anne Clark Centre, the home of Netball NSW for the past 34 years. This will be the final State Dinner before Netball NSW moves to its new centre of excellence in Sydney Olympic Park during 2014.
“It was only appropriate that we held our marquee function inside the walls of the Anne Clark Centre,” said Archer.
“This facility has played a significant role in the development and history of netball in New South Wales.”
“To have the NSW netball community come together in celebration of our sport was a fitting way to say goodbye to the Anne Clark Centre.” Archer concluded. The Netball NSW State Dinner is a celebration of the sport in the State throughout the 2013 season. In addition to acknowledging the performances of the NSW representative teams at the National Netball Championships, Australian Netball League and ANZ Championship, a number of individuals were honoured for their achievements during 2013.
2013 Netball NSW State Dinner Awards:
Hall of Fame Inductees – Netball NSW Hall of Fame (all years)
Elizabeth Ellis AM*
Netball NSW Special Recognition
2006 Sydney Swifts
Anne Clark Service Awards – Past winners (allyears)
Marian Chilvers – Westlakes
Julie Gates – Armidale
Janice Jackson – Penrith
Nance Kenny OAM Medal – DOOLEYS State League Player of the Year – Past winners (all years)
Leah Shoard – Sutherland Shire
Marilyn Melhuish OAM NSW Swifts Player of the Year – Past winners (all years)
Marj Groves AM Scholarship – Past winners (all years)
Taylah Davies – Sutherland Shire
Judy Dunbar Media Awards – Past winners (all years)
Best Photo – Phil Hillyard, Daily Telegraph “Borrego v Mkoloma”
Best Feature – Dominic Bossi, Sydney Morning Herald “The Wright Stuff”
Overall Coverage – Carly Adno, Daily Telegraph “Allphones Arena Coverage”
Community Media Excellence – Michelle Cook and Nick McGrath, Central Western Daily
Lynn Quinn OAM Bench Officials Award
Maria Rigor – Hills Netball Association
Neita Matthews OAM Umpires Encouragement Award – Past winners (all years)
Eugene Afa – Penrith
Leisa Kenny – Forbes
Margaret Corbett DOOLEYS State League Coach of the Year – Past winners (all years)
Janene Van Gogh – Manly-Warringah
*Due to a prior commitment, Liz was unable to attend this year’s event but was delighted by this news and will be celebrated in front of her family and friends at the 2014 Netball NSW State Dinner.