The Netball Queensland Awards were celebrated on Saturday night at the Hilton Hotel as part of the 2019 Leaders Conference. A record number 85 nominations were received from community members across the categories.
Suncorp NetSetGO Centre of the Year Award
The Suncorp NetSetGO Centre of the Year Award recognises the vital role that NetSetGO Centres play in ensuring the growth and success of netball at a community level.
Congratulations to Coomera Anglican College that took out the category.
Coomera Anglican College embraces being a NetSetGO Centre, providing opportunities for students and children from the community to have fun, develop new skills and make new friends in a safe and supportive environment. The club saw huge growth in NetSetGO in 2018 and were also recognised as the Netball Australia Centre of the Term in December. Coomera Anglican College is renowned for developing kids not only in the environment of netball participation but also extending this beyond; placing an emphasis on developing the coaches and umpires who run the programs. The heart of grassroots netball beats strong at Coomera Anglican College and they are a very worthy recipient of this award.
School of the Year Award
The Netball Queensland School of the Year award recognises the vital part schools play in ensuring the success of netball at community level, this award will be presented to a school that has significantly contributed to the growth and development of netball within the school and local community, providing a safe and healthy environment for participation.
Congratulations to Canterbury College for being awarded the 2018 School of the Year.
Canterbury College is exemplary in providing a safe and healthy environment for their students to play and love the game of netball. They foster an inclusive environment, with their “safe space” program aimed at increasing participation by encouraging students of all walks of life to take up netball in a non-competitive environment. This has been built upon with their “give it a go” days, enabling students to get involved.
Also, recognising the importance of athlete well-being, Canterbury College has been passionate with their initiatives to look after their students by implementing a tracking system to monitor their female athletes degree of competition involvement to prevent injury and overloading. Instrumental in contribution to all areas of netball, 85% of their senior playing group are involved in umpiring and coaching at club level as well as contributing community service hours to the junior school program.
Getting involved in as many netball competitions as possible, Canterbury College entered teams in Vicki Wilson Cup, Vicki Wilson Shield, Primary Schools Cup and QISSN.