Harrod UK are proud to continue our support of Netball in the UK by sponsoring the Mary Bulloch Administrator Award at this year's Goalden Globe Awards.
The prestigious event will be hosted by England Netball as a collective celebration of each of the nominee's dedication to supporting the sport week in, week out.
The awards ceremony, will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry next week bringing together each of the regional winners in with a chance of winning our Award.
The nominations for the Mary Bulloch Administrator Award and reasons showcasing why they have been short listed by their region are as follows;
Pat Evans (NW)
The impact Pat has made within the administration of netball within the North West is massive and has been for many years. She works in netball at all levels, including school, club, county, region and Super League. Within Trafford Junior Netball Club, she is the club secretary, affiliation secretary and umpiring secretary. This is a big workload for a club with nearly 250 junior members. She spends many hours ensuring all teams have umpires in the many leagues and tournaments that they play in. Pat has helped to prepare the clubs CAP's silver submission, ensuring all administration is in order.
Lee McFarlane (NE)
Lee has been the driving force for the past 12 months leading the administration involved in Durham Palatinate's Netball Club achieving Bronze CAPS and now the most recent submission of Silver CAPS. Lee has been the sole member with responsibility for the promotions of the club. She has self-taught herself the skills to enable online promotion of the club and created links with the local media. In addition Lee has produced flyers, all of which have increased the membership from 40 members to over 100 members within the past 12 months. Better informed player's means the club now have more teams than ever regularly competing within the junior league.
Jayne Lea (LSE)
Jayne works as an analyst in the City, with a work/life balance none of us would envy. This year, she has single handedly supported, administered and spearheaded the whole club. Her input includes; facilitating affiliations for fifty members, dealing with club finances, communicating with four leagues and the seven teams that play in them and ensuring that Poly is a welcoming club. Jayne's resilient leadership over the last 12 months, whilst Poly has waged a quiet campaign to reach the EN National Prem Play Offs for the second consecutive year had not gone unnoticed.
Mandy Hales (E)
Over the past twelve months, Mandy has been fundamental in keeping two very large Chelmsford leagues functioning efficiently and effectively through her role as League Chair, whilst continuing her role as County Treasurer for East Essex. Mandy's tireless energy and commitment to committee responsibilities is exceptional. Mandy has provided support to the East Essex County Chair and guided them in their new role through her experience in the role previously. Additionally, she has undertaken specific events outside of her treasury role, such as organising the East Essex Jack Petchy Awards evening which was a huge success.
Pam Emberton (WM)
Pam has continued to help develop Tigers Junior Netball Club in Hereford. The Club is a new venture that started in September 2013 and having Pam's previous experience has been invaluable to the clubs success. Pam is Treasurer for both Hereford County Netball and the Hereford Netball League. She not only manages administration and all money matters, she organizes all court bookings for league games, courses and training sessions and county events such as fun days and presentation evenings. Pam's knowledge and understanding of admin related tasks is invaluable within the county.
Diane Hebberd (S)
Diane has served on the Rushmoor committee as the Treasurer for 25 years. She has been instrumental in the administration for the club, which currently has over 150 members. In addition, Diane attends county committees, organises fund raising activities and carries out all administration for club tournaments and league games. She dedicates and immense amount of time to Rushmoor Netball club. Diane is a valued and respected committee member who completes any task above and beyond the role. She has been instrumental in the transition of all members to pay their subs by direct debit.
Debbie Hopkinson (EM)
Debbie has gone from strength to strength and is a well-respected member of both her club and County. Due to her professional role, we often call upon Debbie's expertise not just in her role as Performance administrator and Technical Support Group (TSG) Lead but also from a County perspective. We use her template for budgets in two other TSGs for its clear and understandable method. Debbie has an amazing capacity to juggle and co-ordinate all aspects of netball due to her diligence and impeccable administrative skills as County Academy Lead Administrator. In addition, she supports a club in Derbyshire in two roles and is absolutely key to their success.
Sue Whiffin (SW)
The impact Sue has made on the way the East Devon Committee functions has been outstanding. All of the Committees job descriptions and roles have been updated and she is the font of all knowledge. She is our main point of contact for all communications to our 9 leagues, 96 Clubs and over 2200 affiliated members which is no easy feat. She supports the leagues by attending their AGMs and presents the benefits for affiliating. She then checks through all of the affiliations whilst answering numerous emails and calls around queries and concerns. It is through Sue that affiliation numbers continues to rise year on year.
Val Bentley (YH)
Val works tirelessly organising the Humberside County tournaments at Junior and Senior Level and organises both the Junior and Senior County Leagues. Her work in this area is invaluable and is appreciated by all the clubs within the County. The junior section of Goole Netball Club was developed by Val in the 1990's and she is currently the Junior Treasurer. She has been the Club Tournament Organiser for many years, where clubs from the county are invited to attend. Val is an asset to Humberside County and she has played a huge part in the development of netball at grassroots level for over 35 years.
"Supporting the Goalden Globe Awards provides us with an ideal opportunity to recognise and reward a volunteer's dedication to netball and encourage their ongoing contribution to the netball community they serve" explains Sales & Marketing Manager Kevin Utton.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone nominated and wish the 9 shortlisted for our category the very best of luck.
We look forward to meeting each of you at the Goalden Globe Awards 2015.