England Netball launches Volunteer of the Moment Reward Programme

England Netball is delighted to announce the launch of our Volunteer of the Moment (VotM) programme. This is an instant recognition and reward for volunteers that compliments the established regional and national Goalden Globe process and Pass on Your Passion (PoYP) scheme.

Volunteers are the backbone of netball and as we build up to the Netball World Cup in 2019, England Netball will be increasingly supporting our volunteers and recognising the fantastic work they do. It’s a way of saying a huge thank you to all our netball volunteers across the country. We really couldn’t do it without you!

Volunteer of the Moment is used to recognise and reward volunteers of any age, in any role or environment who have made a significant contribution to the development of netball.

A VotM reward can be given to a volunteer who has really gone above and beyond and been a netball star. This could be for work on a single occasion (e.g. at a training session or event) or ongoing commitment to a role they’ve carried out over a period of time.

England Netball staff, regional board and county committee members can select volunteers to receive the award. Winners will be rewarded with an ‘I Make the Game’ T-shirt and lanyard as a small appreciation for the work they do in making netball happen.

Each month England Netball will upload profiles onto the Volunteer of the Moment pages of the England Netball website of everyone who has been given a reward and the reasons they have been recognised.


First Netball Volunteer to receive the Volunteer of the Moment reward

Congratulations Jo Randall

Jo has been integral to the successful coordination of volunteers at England Netball events including the Test Series against Jamaica, the Quad Series and the Super Ten event in Birmingham. She has travelled all over the country to support the events team, going the extra mile for volunteers to make sure they have the best experiences, all whilst being a volunteer herself.

Volunteers of the Moment – May 2017

Congratulations Sue Coker

Sue has been part of the awesome award-winning Fareham Leisure Centre Walking Netball programme from the very start! Regularly volunteering at sessions taking the register, welcoming new participants and supporting our Host – going above & beyond by promoting the session in local community.

Congratulations Val Bentley

March and April are particularly busy months for Val, with the end of Winter league results to sort out, Presentation Evening to organise, fixtures for the Summer league to do, organisation of the Junior Summer league for all age groups and the Humber School Games!

Val is such a star and one of the most valuable volunteers Humberside could ever wish for. Val is supportive, co-operative, kind, willing to tackle anything and we couldn’t do it without you!

Congratulations Julie Tinsley

Creation of the new U11 Staffordshire County Junior League, organisation of all Junior League fixtures – U11, U12, U14 and U16. County Affiliation Secretary and Safeguarding Officer. Julie does it all, as well as being a Young Leader Mentor!

Congratulations Lisa McGuigan

For regularly volunteering at B2N sessions including St Johns College, HMS Temeraire and Portsmouth University – assisting with coaching and committing to the UKCC L1 programme with determination and enthusiasm.

Lisa is regularly volunteering at B2N festivals to umpire and support teams. Being called upon, often at last minute, to run Netball Now sessions, allowing netball to go ahead instead of cancellation!

Congratulations Tabsum Siddique

Tabsum’s outstanding support on the ‘I Will If You Will’ netball project in Bury in many roles as a Coach, Admin and Promoter. Tabsum steps in at the last minute to cover absent coaches, regularly contacting and updating participants and promoting all sessions across the project on a weekly basis!