Vale Nance Kenny OAM

It is with great sadness that Netball NSW informs our community of the passing of Life Member and Hall of Fame inductee, Nance Kenny OAM.

Nance made a significant contribution to netball for over 50 years at an Association, State, National and International level.

Vice President of Randwick Netball Association for 35 years from 1971 – 2006, Nance was also involved on many Netball NSW sub-committees including selection, finance, national affairs and building.

Whilst holding down this role, Nance was a valued member of the Netball NSW Executive where she was the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Liaisons Officer and Director of Finance.

Nance had two stints on the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) from 1963 – 1967 and again from 1987 – 1991. She also played an active role on many Netball Australia committees ranging from publications, selections, finance, and appeals and was also involved on the World Tournament Organising Committee in 1967 and 1991.

Receiving the Order of Australia Medal in 1980, Nance was also a Life Member of Netball NSW (1966) and Randwick Netball Association (1983), recipient of the Netball Australia Service Award (1975) and Australia Day Service Award (1998) and in 2000 she was presented with a Special Recognition Award from the NSW Sports Federation for her contribution to netball.

In 2000, Netball NSW named its prestigious DOOLEYS State League Waratah Cup Player of the Year award in her honour, the Nance Kenny OAM Medal.

Nance was also Inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame as a General classification member in 2011.

Our thoughts are with Nance’s family, friends and associates at this time.