Held every year at the conclusion of the domestic and international calendars, the Australian Netball Awards are being held this Saturday 24 November at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne to celebrate season 2012.
The black tie evening is Netball Australia’s ‘night of nights’, a time when the netball community comes together to celebrate the achievements of players, coaches, officials and media.
Awards are presented throughout the evening, from the Umpire of the Year to Spirit of Netball Award, as well as recognising junior, ANZ Championship and Australian Diamonds players.
NSW Swift co-captain Kimberlee Green is a finalist for the fan-voted New Idea Favourite Diamond award, following on from her Holden Australian International Player of the Year nod in 2011.
Netball NSW will bring you all the award winners next week – good luck to all 2012 nominees!
2011 Netball Australia Award Winners
Lorraine Lea Linen Umpire of the Year– Sharon Kelly
All Australia Umpire Awards – Diana Toppi and Tara Warner
Australian Sports Commission Coach of the Year– Roselee Jencke, Queensland Firebirds
Tanya Denver Media Award– Warren Partland, Adelaide Advertiser
Australian Netball League Player of the Year – Karyn Bailey, Victorian Fury
Australian 21/U Team Player of the Year – April Letton
Spirit of Netball Award– Norma Plummer
Netball Australia Service Awards – Linda Pearce and Amanda Lulham
New Idea’s Australia’s Favourite Diamond– Catherine Cox
Winners of the 2011 ANZ Championship:Queensland Firebirds
Australian ANZ Championship Player of the Year– Laura Geitz, Queensland Firebirds
Holden Australian International Player of the Year – Kimberlee Green
Liz Ellis Diamond– Laura Geitz