Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2006
Margaret Corbett has made an extensive contribution to the game of netball for over 40 years.
Margaret has played a number of different roles within the netball community, including NSW Selector (20 years), NSW Convenor (12 years), NSW Coaching Director (20 years), NSW State Coach (20 years), NSWIS Head Coach (6 years), CBT Coach ( Sydney Sandpipers 1997 – 2000) and has spent 14 years as Australian underage Selector.
Margaret has been instrumental in the development of level one, two and three coaching courses. In 1984 she was appointed “Esso Director of Coaching”, and she has made a significant contribution to coaching both on and off the court for Netball NSW. During her period as NSW State Open Coach, the NSW team won Coveted “Golden Boot” in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 – an achievement never attained by any other State Coach.
Margaret has also made a significant contribution to netball at a National, State and Association level. She has developed many players to international standard, and has provided guidance and expertise to many NSW teams and officials. Her dedication to the sport has seen her travel across the state conducting camps, coaching players, providing school clinics and conducting level one and two coaching courses.
There is little that can compare to the dedication and service to Netball NSW provided by Margaret Corbett. It has been said of Margaret that “nothing has dimmed her dedication to her task, shacken her optimism that the best is still to come, or impaired her capacity to inspire the respect and support of her players”.
Margaret Corbett’s name will always be associated with some of the greatest successes achieved by Netball NSW.