Gosford Netball Association umpire Jordan Kiss was recognised for her umpiring efforts last Friday 21 August when the 16-year-old took home the 2015 Sport NSW Community Sports Awards – Young Official of the Year title.
Kiss was the only winner from four finalists representing Netball NSW, including Official of the Year finalist Helen Andrews, Illawarra & District Netball Association and Netball NSW.
The Community Sports Volunteer Awards recognise outstanding achievements and contributions made by volunteers across NSW who carry out a variety of roles which give life to community sport.
The program consists of five (5) Individual Awards and three (3) categories within The Minister’s Sport Volunteer Management Awards, which aims to attract nominations from organisations that have shown innovative ideas and management techniques in the recognition, education and training, coordination and recruitment of volunteers.
Having received her National B Badge in August last year, Kiss has been an active member of Gosford’s Umpiring community since 2012 with their Umpire Convenor Debbie Muir calling her “an inspiration to the next generation”.
“Jordan is fantastic – she mentors and trains other young umpires in the Gosford area, as well as puts herself forward to umpire at Junior Representative Carnivals, State Championships, State League and Night Interdistrict,” Muir said.
“Her passion, commitment and determination to deliver the best performance each game has seen her progress in her development pathway rapidly.
“I have no doubt that her sights are set on the international arena and that she will undoubtedly achieve whatever she sets her mind to,” Muir concluded.
Netball NSW wishes to congratulate Jordan on her award, as well as the other Finalists from the 2015 Sport NSW Community Sports Awards.