NetballNSWTV was on hand at the 2014 Netball NSW State Dinner at Allphones Arena to capture the moment netball legend Marilyn Melhuish OAM took to the stage as she was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Amongst the high praise for the many decades Marilyn has dedicated to netball, including being awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her services to the sport, it was the long lasting friendships and seeing world-class athletes succeed in their goals which Marilyn said were her career highlights.
Watch the NetballNSWTV footage below;
Hall of Fame Citation: Marilyn Melhuish OAM
Marilyn Melhuish OAM has made a significant and lasting contribution to netball at a District, State, National, and International level for over fifty years.
She has been a long serving volunteer and has credentials in the technical areas of umpiring, coaching and administration
Hailing from St George District Netball Association, an Association she still remains involved with until this day, Melhuish first held the position of Secretary (1974-75) and later as President (1977-1988).
For sixteen years from 1981, Melhuish was a NSW State Team Manager and also Australian Team Manager from 1985-1996; being awarded the All Australia service award in 1997 and Medal of the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to netball.
She brought her extensive knowledge and experience to the role of Netball NSW President between 1997-2003, while sitting on the National Affairs Committee, and as Convenor, Netball NSW Appointments Panel. From 1999-2004, Melhuish was also a Director, All Australia Netball Association.
To acknowledge her contribution to Netball NSW, Melhuish was made Life Member in 2004, with the governing body’s National Netball League Player of the Year Award being named in her honour.
Melhuish held the position of President, All Australia Netball Association from 2004-2006, and was the All Australia Delegate to Asian Netball Federation during this period.
Over the past decade, Melhuish has continued to be a proud advocate of netball across all facets of the game, providing support and mentoring where needed.