Australia Post and Netball Australia today announced the eight winners of the 2019 Australia Post One Netball Community Awards for their dedication to creating diverse and inclusive netball environments.
Netball Australia CEO, Marne Fechner, said the Awards, now in its sixth year, celebrate community champions across the country who go above and beyond to ensure that everyone, of all backgrounds and abilities, are welcome in netball.
“This year’s winners absolutely embody the values of the One Netball program by embracing inclusion and demonstrating how our growing and changing Australian community can connect through the game of netball,” she said.
Australia Post General Manager Community & Philatelic, Andrea Pearman, commented on the important contribution of each nomination.
“We are thrilled to acknowledge the incredible efforts of every nomination alongside each of our state and territory winners. Their collective success can be seen every week with the increasing number of people, from all walks of life, stepping onto courts and into welcoming netball families across Australia.”
“Through these awards and recognition of the many passionate and dedicated volunteers who bring their local netball clubs to life, we hope to inspire and encourage other teams, sports and organisations to follow their positive example,” she said.
Each winner will receive a visit from an Australia Post One Netball Ambassador where they’ll be presented with an Australia Post Gift Card, a netball signed by the 2019 Samsung Australian Diamonds team and a Certificate from the Australia Post One Netball Program.
The 2019 Australia Post One Netball Community Awards are;
- Jonathan Toze, Tuggeranong Netball Association, Australian Capital Territory
- Sandy Mackintosh, Darwin Netball Association, Northern Territory
- Alice Shepherd-Ashby, Riverlife Baptist Netball Club, Queensland
- Helen Cutler, Seaford Storm Netball Club, South Australia
- Abbey White, Victoria University Secondary College Junior Netball, Victoria
- Bettina Goolagong, Collingullie Netball Club
- Marsha Batchelor, South East Netball Association, Tasmania
- Petina Pitt-Lancaster, Kununurra Netball Association, Western Australia
Australia Post is the Community and Social Inclusion Partner of Netball Australia. Together they have delivered the Australia Post One Netball Program (One Netball) since 2014.