During Jean’s netball career she was President of both Netball Victoria and Netball Australia, and was inducted as a Netball Victoria Life Member, Legend of the Game and a member of the Team of the Century. Jean was also named Patron of Netball Victoria in 1988. Jean Cowan generously bequeathed funds for an individual to enable their participation in netball within Victoria. Areas of assistance which Jean expressed include: - To purchase uniforms; - Pay for membership fees; - To purchase netball equipment; - Other similar or relevant expenses. To apply for financial assistance supported by the Jean Cowan Fund, please use the link below under ‘how to apply’.
To apply for financial assistance supported by the Jean Cowan Fund please apply via the link below, outlining the reasons for your request, your interest and involvement in netball and how the financial assistance will benefit your participation in netball. Applications will be assessed on a needs basis by the relevant Netball Victoria staff. Approvals are also subject to an annual budget until the bequest funds are exhausted.** **Netball Victoria is continuing Jean Cowan’s legacy by providing funding to those of our members are struggling through hard times and who require financial assistance to continue to participate in our sport. If you are interested in supporting this fund, please contact our Executive Office for further information via the email below.
The Jean Cowan Fund provides recipients with financial support to assist with the costs associated with participating in netball, including fees for uniforms, equipment, membership and other relevant netball expenses. Your donation makes a valuable contribution to Netball Victoria’s commitment to make our game accessible to all Victorians and supports those facing financial hardship to continue participating in our sport.
Hear from a previous recipient of the Jean Cowan Fund.
Margaret Pewtress OAM was the Netball Australia President, former Netball Victoria President, as well as an Australian and Victorian Life Member. Margaret also played for Victoria and coached both Victoria and Australia. The Margaret Pewtress Scholarship provides funding for the successful applicant to complete training in sports administration/sport leadership. The Scholarship is to a Netball Victoria or equivalent Leadership Development Program or Coaching and Umpiring accreditation courses. Completion of these programs will enable administrators and future leaders to develop their capabilities to support their growth and progression at Association level through to Regional and State levels. Applicant Criteria - Be a current volunteer or paid administrator (including coaching, umpiring, bench officials) at an association affiliated with Netball Victoria. - Be available to attend and complete the program in its entirety. - Have a current Netball Victoria membership. To apply for funding through the Margaret Pewtress Scholarship, please use the link below under ‘how to apply’.
To apply for the Margaret Pewtress Scholarship please apply via the link below, outlining the reasons for your request, your interest and involvement in netball and what professional development course or event the funds would go towards. Applications will be assessed by the relevant Netball Victoria staff. Approvals will also be subject to an annual budget.