NQ Community Awards Criteria

2022 NQ Community Awards

The nomination and selection process will include:

  • The eligibility period for the 2022 awards will be 1 January 2021- 31 December 2021.
  • Any registered member or their parent/guardian can submit the online nomination form.
  • A selection panel will be established for each award and may include Netball Queensland staff, Board and committee members, previous award recipients and independent representatives with relevant expertise.

Highly commended recognition may be awarded by the selection panel in instances where there is a high calibre of candidates for the specific category.

Award Name

Detail

Criteria

Spirit of Netball

The community netball workforce (paid and unpaid) plays a vital role in sustaining and developing netball from grassroots through to the high-performance level. This award seeks to recognise the ‘all-rounder’ whose work has significantly contributed to the growth, development, sustainability, and delivery of netball within the community during the award period.

 

  • A registered Netball Queensland member, aged over 21 years as at 1 January 2021.
  • Individual has demonstrated alignment with Netball Queensland’s vision and values
  • Individual has demonstrated noteworthy contribution to netball at club, association and or school level, for example:
    • Generosity of time, resources and energy.
    • Going ‘above and beyond’.
    • Displays a member centred approach.
    • Contributes across a variety of roles and/or activities.
    • Positive impact on their community.

Youth Spirit of Netball

(Under 21 years)

  • A registered Netball Queensland member, aged 21 years or younger as at 1 January 2021.
  • Individual has demonstrated alignment with Netball Queensland’s vision and values
  • Individual has demonstrated noteworthy contribution to netball at club, association and or school level, for example:
    • Generosity of time, resources and energy.
    • Going ‘above and beyond’.
    • Displays a member centred approach.
    • Contributes across a variety of roles and/or activities.
    • Positive impact on their community.

Community Netball Organisation of the Year (More than 500 Members)

This award recognises Netball Organisations (Associations and Clubs) that demonstrate excellence in governance, administration, workforce development and leadership that strengthen and sustain netball participation. The awarded organisation’s will have significantly contributed to the growth, development and delivery of netball within the community during the award period.

 

  • A Netball Queensland member Association or affiliated club during the award eligibility period.
  • Association or club has more than 500 individual members registered in NetballConnect during 2021.
  • Association or club has successfully implemented initiatives that support a safe and healthy environment for participation and that contributes to a positive club/association culture.
  • Association or club has positively contributed to their local netball community, including supporting their Clubs, other Associations and Netball Queensland.
  • Association or club provides development opportunities for players, coaches, officials and administrators through relevant programs and offerings.
  • Association or club has demonstrated alignment to the Netball United Strategic Plan 2020 to 2022, including a commitment to the Biome Operating Model.

Community Netball Organisation of the Year (Less than 500 Members)

  • A Netball Queensland Member Association or affiliated club during the award eligibility period.
  • Association or club has less than 500 individual members registered in NetballConnect during 2021.
  • Association or club has successfully implemented initiatives that support a safe and healthy environment for participation and that contributes to a positive club/association culture.
  • Association or club has positively contributed to their local netball community, including supporting their Clubs, other Associations and Netball Queensland.
  • Association or club provides development opportunities for players, coaches, officials and administrators through relevant programs and offerings.
  • Association or club has demonstrated alignment to the Netball United Strategic Plan 2020 to 2022, including a commitment to the Biome Operating Model.

Community Coach of the Year

The Community Coach of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has coached in Netball Queensland sanctioned competitions and events, from the club, Association or school level and up.  This person may have performed their role as coach in either a paid or unpaid capacity.

  • A registered Netball Queensland member during the award eligibility period.
  • Individual must hold a current Netball Australia coaching accreditation.
  • Individual must possess a Blue Card during the award period (if applicable).
  • Individual has demonstrated positive coaching behaviours (e.g. organised practices, positive sideline behaviours) and an alignment to Netball Queensland values.
  • Individual displays initiative to improve the standard of their own performance through on-going learning and development both within and outside of netball.
  • Individual has demonstrated commitment to mentoring and/or developing other coaches.

Community Official of the Year

The Official of the Year Award recognises an individual who has excelled in providing support, development and growth to officials and/or demonstrated a high standard of performance as an official. This person may have performed their role as umpire, umpire coach or bench official.

  • A registered Netball Queensland member during the award eligibility period.
  • Individual must hold a current Netball Australia Umpire Badge and/or National Bench Officials’ Accreditation
  • Individual must possess a Blue Card during the award period (if applicable).
  • Individual has demonstrated high levels of performance and an alignment to Netball Queensland values.
  • Individual displays initiative to improve the standard of their own performance through on-going learning and development both within and outside of netball.
  • Individual has demonstrated commitment to mentoring and/or developing other umpires and/or bench officials.

NetSetGO Centre of the Year

This award recognises the vital pathway that NetSetGo (NSG) offers young participants and an Association, club or school that has played an important role in providing memorable netball experiences for first time participants and fostering a lifelong involvement in the game.

  • A registered NSG centre with Netball Queensland during the award eligibility period.
  • All NetSetGo participants have been registered through NetballConnect.
  • Association, club or school upholds the NSG philosophy and provides a safe, inclusive and healthy environment for participation.
  • Association, club or school has demonstrated commitment to growth and sustainability of the NSG centre and programs during the award eligibility period.
  • Association, club or school has demonstrated commitment to developing their NSG workforce to grow and improve the operations and delivery of netball programs offered by the centre.

Netball School of the Year

This award recognises the vital contribution schools make to the success of netball in the across Queensland. The commitment of schools to attract, nurture, develop and educate participants is paramount to the sustainability of our sport.

  • School has demonstrated a high level of engagement with Netball Queensland including participation in NQ school programs and/or competitions, including Primary Schools Cup, Vicki Wilson Championships, Sporting Schools, NetSetGO and the School Ambassador program.
  • School has successfully implemented initiatives that support a safe and healthy environment for participation and contribute to the positive culture of netball in the school.
  • School has demonstrated engagement with and contribution to their local netball community.
  • School has demonstrated commitment to the development of students participating in netball and school workforce to improve netball programs offered by the school.
  • School has demonstrated a commitment to the holistic development of student athletes both on and off the court.

Teacher of the Year
(New)

This award recognises the important role teachers and school leader have in fostering and supporting student participation in netball within schools. The commitment of schools to attract, nurture, develop and educate participants is paramount to the sustainability of our sport.

  • A registered Teacher or school leader employed in a Queensland (or northern NSW) state or non-state school
  • Individual has demonstrated alignment with Netball Queensland’s vision and values
  • Individual has demonstrated noteworthy contribution to netball within their school community, for example:
    • Leading, delivering or supporting schools-based netball programs and/or competitions, this includes coaching teams for Primary Schools Cup and/or Vicki Wilson Championships
    • Strong advocate for inclusive netball opportunities for students
    • Partnering with Netball Queensland to deliver school based programs and competitions for players, coaches and umpires, such as acting as regional coordinator for Vicki Wilson Preliminary rounds or coordinating student official programs
    • Sharing of netball passion, knowledge and experience within and beyond the school, such as supporting the development of teacher colleagues and students.

Inclusion in Netball

This award recognises an Association, club or individual that has created inclusive environments to ensure netball is accessible for all and that supports opportunities for people in our diverse communities to play, coach, umpire and volunteer.

  • A registered Netball Queensland member, Association or affiliated club during the award eligibility period.
  • Association, club or individual has successfully implemented programs that support an inclusive environment and remove barriers that may prevent people from playing netball.
  • Association, club or individual has influenced change within their community to ensure greater understanding on how netball can all become a more inclusive sport.
  • Association, club or individual has demonstrated commitment to collaboration with the broader netball community, including Netball Queensland to support the Netball United vision.

Community Innovation

(New)

This award recognises an individual, Association or club that has developed and implemented innovative solutions and/practices to support the growth and sustainability of netball in their community.

  • A registered Netball Queensland member, Association or affiliated club during the award eligibility period.
  • Association, club or individual has fostered a culture of innovation that has enabled the community needs to be addressed more effective, inclusive or sustainable than previous or existing approaches/practices.
  • Association, club or individual has successfully implemented a program, process or initiative which in an innovative, creative and/or distinctive way has made a significant difference in their netball community.
  • Association, club or individual has demonstrated a commitment to sharing their learning and insights about the innovative solutions and/practices with others.