In May 2016 Netball South West held their regional Goalden Globes Award ceremony at Somerset County Cricket ground.

The Goalden Globe Awards bring together and celebrate the outstanding contributions that volunteers make to netball and there are various categories to nominate volunteers.

Yeovil Netball Club coaches and members Jan Lawes and Hollie Wright were nominated for awards at the regional ceremony.

Hollie Wright was nominated for the Muriel McNally Award where the criteria is outstanding contribution to netball delivery through administration, coaching or officiating at grassroots level for a minimum of 10 years. Hollie’s continuous training, coaching and volunteer work in netball since the age of 14 ensured she won the regional Muriel McNally award, and also the surprise Heather Crouch Award which is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to or had an impact on Netball in the SW.  All the regional Goalden Globe winners are automatically selected as finalists for the National awards which were held on Sat 17th September.

The National awards were held at Chateau Impney Hotel and Exhibition Centre, Droitwich Spa which Hollie was unfortunately unable to attend. Despite this and through the speed of social media she managed to follow the events progress throughout and was surprised to be announced the Winner of the Muriel McNally Grassroots award.

Hollie said “I was so surprised to come home with 2 Regional Goalden Globes, that I really didn’t expect to win at National level as well! I would really like to thank my committee members and coaching team for nominating me in the first place, they clearly did a great job! I hope to inspire other netballers to commit to the sport and I look forward to watching it grow throughout the county and South West.”