East Midlands Regional Celebration 2013
On Sunday 30th June, netballers; coaches; officials and volunteers from across the East Midlands descended on the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport to celebrate the successes of the season.
Athletes in the Regional Excel Programme were presented with certificates by Regional Excel Coach Rosie Port. Those who had won competitions received a match ball from former England captain and new Regional Manager Olivia Murphy.
Ruth Pickthorn received the Back to Netball Award having recruited more than 60 ladies to come back to the game through the same programme that got her playing netball again. She has converted her scheme into a club and has completed her level 1 coaching qualification- netball has certainly changed Ruth’s life!
Lynn Moore was the winner of the Jean Staley Award giving over 30 hours a week to netball. This award is presented to volunteers who are involved at club, county and regional level for a period of at least 5 years.
Those attending the event took part in a netball quiz and raised money for Cancer Research UK through their cupcake game and a raffle. Janet Wrighton MBE, England Netball President attended the event and said “It is a pleasure to be invited to and be able to attend such a well-represented event- I feel privileged to be here today.”