For Hills District Netball Association’s Lynette Bonnett, being a Bench Official isn’t just about keeping score; it’s about helping others become involved and understand the process.
Lynette was presented with the Lynn Quinn OAM Bench Officials Award at the 2015 Netball NSW State Dinner on Saturday 14 November, in recognition for her efforts on the bench and acting as a mentor for others coming through the development pathway.
“[I just love] being able to help people, particularly when they’re stuck and not understand what they have to do on the bench and just genuinely being able to help,” Lynette told NetballNSWTV.
“I love being able to train people one-on-one; it’s really satisfying when they come through and get their accreditation [because] you think you’ve achieved it just as much as they have.
“We would love to see more people [put up their hand] for the score bench. For netball to succeed we need to have qualified people on the score bench, to give our players and our umpires the best ability,” Lynette concluded.
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