The inauguration of the Middlesex County Netball Association Long Service Award, to be given to those who have, voluntarily, supported Netball within the County for 10 years (or more) through Club and/or League and/or County, excluding playing career was announced in May 2019.
Netball is the ultimate team game – you cannot function alone on the court! Most people are drawn into the Netball world through playing, too few are generous enough to continue the team ethos by ‘giving back’ to the sport in other ways. The first recipients of this Award were revealed at the recent Annual General Meeting and many attended to receive their Award in person. The majority of these volunteers were identified by members of the County Committee as having been involved with netball in Middlesex for far more than the minimum 10 years – several with over 40 years of commitment to our sport!
Vice President Maureen Hyam, a former International Umpire and Middlesex County Umpiring Secretary, made the presentations and it was a pleasure to see contacts being renewed and hear memories revived.
Congratulations to all the Award Winners and ‘Thank’ You’ to you all for your generous support for our wonderful game and ‘Team Middlesex’. 2019 Winners (in alphabetical order) Nicola Allan - Breezers NC Liz Anderton - Hyde Park NC Marie Barrance - Charville NC Mary Beardwood - MCNA Gwenda Boniface Palmers - Green NC Pat Bowerman - Breezers NC Sally Bundock - Athenians NC Violet Corbin - Troy NC Marilyn Creed - Saints NC Amber Derrien - MCNA/Actonians NC Zoey Dickson Palmers - Green NC Fay Downie - Troy NC Diane Dunkley - Academy NC Sally Essex - MCNA Sharanjit Gulati - Old Fincunians NC/England Netball Jenny Harrold - MCNA/North London NL Alison Hart - Old Fincunians NC/North London NL Brenda Horn - MCNA/Harlington NL Debbie Horn - MCNA / Harlington NL Maureen Hyam - MCNA May Isolda - North London NL Laura Kind - Minchenden NC Jayne Lea - MCNA / Poly NC Julia Mark - MCNA / Burns NC Jo Martin - Old Fincunians NC Annie Mckenna - Actonians NC Liz McParlane - Breakaways NC Maria Mitchell - Palmers Green NC/North London NL Sophie Scott - Hyde Park NC Ruth Shields - Oakwood NC Marion Shiers - Old Fincunians NC Debbie Sumner - Breezers NC TerryTilbury - MCNA / Blaze NC Lesley Tischler - Poly NC Shelly Williams - MCNA/Harlington NL