Umpire of the year
Recognition of an umpire who demonstrates a desire to strive for excellence on court and shows consistency in performance.
Netball Section Above and Beyond 2017-2018
This award is given to individuals in recognition of exemplary service to Valley Netball. Recipients of this award demonstrate an attitude of willingness and commitment to the club and section, and consistently go "Above and Beyond" the normal call of duty for the club in a voluntary capacity during the year for the overall benefit of club members.
Netball Section Lady/Team Of The Year 2017-2018
This award is given to the section member or team who is deemed to have actively led by example supporting, assisting, contributing to and promoting the Netball Section at all levels throughout the season.
Most Valuable Team Player Awards 2017-2018
Rachel is an exemplary player, who continues to strive to be better. She has played well again this season, and always leads by example. She is an outstanding team leader who inspires and motivates everyone in her team, including her coach. Off the court, Rachel goes above and beyond in so many things there is too much mention! The team, the squad, and our section of Valley would not function without her!
Laree Te Kanawa
Laree has shown great progress this year in a new position and has grabbed every opportunity to make it her own. She has set a great example with her work in the off season, and this was evident in her ability to compete and negate the best shooters in the league. Laree's elevation, speed and agility were great assets for the team. Always a solid presence and never one to back away from a challenge.
Kirsty is a strong, supportive and positive influence on and off the court. She consistently performs at a high level and she demonstrates leadership qualities and excellent team spirit. Her voice is heard throughout the game, giving encouragement, directions and sometimes a little cheekiness.
Always the first to get excited about trainings and upcoming games, her enthusiasm and energy on and off the court is infectious. As the teams energizer bunny on the court, she helps lift the spirits of the team and is supportive of everyone. She is a true team player.
I have chosen Shay due to her versatility as a player ....playing several positions on court with proficiency. Shay has the ability to slow the play down as centre and maintain control of the game.
Shay has also shown she can give direction to her team while providing encouragement.
I have chosen Danielle for her commitment to the team as a quiet achiever. She is a coaches dream.... she plays anywhere and without question. My favourite game trait of Danielle is her ability to use her mental game.
Jaguars MVTP award goes to a player who has shown extremely high levels of commitment to improving her game, taking on feedback, asking questions, rarely absent and arranging additional Netball trainings in the weekends to the benefit of not only herself but her teammates. She is not afraid to rise to the challenge, whether that is trying a new position on court, executing and mastering a new skill or attacking the ball in flight for an intercept! Well done Vera!
This player joined behind the 8-ball starting late with the Cheetahs, claiming both her lack of recent experience and fitness would hold her back. She is now a concrete backbone to the team in both defence and attack and her timely interceptions, positive attitude and humility make Emily worthy of this award.
Despite her initial reservations and aversion to the idea of playing a defender, this player has just taken to the D like a spider to a web. She is devilishly enjoying reading her opponents and leaping in to intercept those vital feeds. She has gone from WA.. to GDvine, so Amy Wharf is awarded this MVP.
The player winning the Valley Lynx MVP for 2017/18 has been pivotal to the teams continuous improvement. Her leadership, motivation, determination and sheer hard work around the court has been a pleasure to watch. She is a great team player and really well respected by her team mates and opponents alike - Sara Mends :)
This player has brought with her a positive and upbeat attitude to the programme. She has immersed herself in Valley RFC club culture and can be found mingling with other members,putting her hand up to volunteer, and fieldside at rugby matches!
Valley RFC Netball Committee