Community Awards

The Netball Victoria Community Awards celebrate the significant achievements of individuals and groups who have contributed to the sport of netball in Victoria throughout the year.

There is no doubt that 2020 has been and will continue to be a challenging year for the netball community, but this is the opportunity to celebrate and recognise significant achievements that have occurred.

The growth and development of netball within Victoria is at the heart of everything we do and we are excited to highlight the great work of our Victorian netball community.
Awards Criteria

Award Categories

The Netball Victoria NetSetGO Centre of the Year Award recognises those clubs, associations, leagues and community groups that have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of junior netball in their community through the establishment of an accredited Suncorp NetSetGO Centre.  It provides tangible recognition for the efforts of individuals in improving and developing netball at grass roots level.

Netball has the power to inspire and unite communities, the power to create leaders and break down cultural barriers. The Inclusive Netball Community of the Year award recognises outstanding work in engaging and supporting non-traditional participants to achieve growth and development within the sport through diverse communities.

Recognising outstanding services to netball in the areas of administration, officiating (scoring, timing, bench referee) and volunteering at club, association or league level. It provides tangible recognition for the efforts of individuals in improving and developing netball. By celebrating the efforts of volunteers, we create opportunities to raise awareness about the vital contribution they have made and continue to make to netball in Victoria.

Umpires play an exceptionally important role within netball, having the ability to enhance the game in a multitude of ways both on and off the court. The Umpiring Excellence Award recognises the outstanding contribution of a dedicated individual umpire who has excelled in providing support, development and growth of umpires within their particular club, association, league.

Coaches play an exceptionally important role within netball, having the ability to develop and nurture the individual athlete both on and off the court. The Coaching Excellence Award recognises the outstanding contribution of a dedicated individual coach who has excelled in providing support, development and growth of both coaches and athletes within their particular club, association, and league.

This award recognises associations (one small, one large) that demonstrate excellence in governance, administration, development of volunteers and management practices that strengthen and sustain the association.

The School of the Year award acknowledges the valuable contribution schools play in the participation of netball across Victoria.

Netball Victoria in conjunction with WorkSafe Victoria will continue to reward good safety practices in Leagues and Clubs throughout the WorkSafe Country Netball League in 2020.

If your League or Club has recently updated facilities, conducted First Aid Courses or installed or implemented risk management policies, you should apply now.

These are not the only safety measures that can be rewarded – let us know about your safety initiatives and features and you could be awarded one of two $2,000.00 cash prizes.