Netball NSW is proud to announce that long-time netball manager Jan Troy has been awarded the Waratah Service Award.
The Waratah Service Award is a prestigious honour, and bestowed to an individual who displays distinguished service to Netball NSW in the capacity of an organisational or operational volunteer for at least ten years.
This is none more so fitting than for Jan Troy, who hails from Ku-ring-gai Netball Association and has been a long-time supporter of Netball NSW, for more than 16 years.
Jan has managed teams across three major elite competitions, effectively being involved in the evolution of netball over the last 20 years. Beginning as manager of Sydney Cenovis in 1994 as part of the MOBIL League, Jan also managed the Sydney TAB Swifts from 1997, a period during which the team claimed four Commonwealth Bank Trophy titles, including an unbeaten season in 2006.
When our sport evolved to the now-Trans Tasman Netball League – the ANZ Championship – Jan was there with the NSW Swifts as part of the inaugural 2008 Premiership team, continuing until the end of the 2010 season.
During this time Jan was also involved with the NSW State Teams, managing the NSW 17/U Team in 1997 and served back-to-back years with the NSW 21/U Team (1999-2000), and received an Australian Sports Medal for her service to NSW State Teams at the turn of the century.
Jan has also assisted behind the scenes at Netball NSW; she held the position of Director of Sports Marketing (2005-2007) and has assisted the organisation through the State Teams’ appointments and was part of the working group that put together the Netball NSW Managers Workshop; a program that was developed to assist members wishing to move into NSW State Team management.
A quiet achiever, Jan always went about her duties with a minimum of fuss and has also been a Delegate to the Netball NSW Council for Lismore Netball Association.
Join us in congratulating Jan Troy on her achievements.