Netball NSW Hall of Fame Inductee 2011 – General classification
A 2011 Hall of Fame General classification inductee, Marie Dunn OAM has been involved in netball at a Club, Association, state and international level for over 40 years.
A member of the Parramatta Auburn Netball Association, no task was ever too big or too small for Marie who during her time undertook a variety of roles including coach, scorer, manager, recorder, administrator and even an umpire, as well as holding various committee positions including Vice President.
Joining the Board of Netball NSW in 1980 as the Assistant Secretary, Marie was the organisation’s first Director of Marketing; a position she held until 1996.
Marie’s marketing ability was recognised in netball circles around the country and she was quickly invited to sit on a number of different committees including establishing the inaugural All Australian Marketing Committee. This led to roles on the 1991 World Netball Championship Committee, where she was responsible for the overall marketing of the event.
A regular on the score bench at Commonwealth Bank Trophy matches at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre and during Test Matches in Sydney during 2000 and 2001, Marie was also affectionately known as the ball girls’ “mum”; a role she took on during the 2003 CBT season.
Awarded the Anne Clark Service Award in 1987, Life Membership in 1989, the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and the Order of Australia Medal in 2007, Marie’s contribution to netball will never be forgotten.