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Netball New Zealand launches the New Zealand Netball Awards

Netball New Zealand launches the New Zealand Netball Awards

Thursday 1 October, 2015

The inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards, to be held on Wednesday 18 November at the iconic Auckland War Memorial Museum, will honour and celebrate excellence at all levels of the sport.

It will be a must-see event, broadcast live on SKY Sport NZ, featuring all the glitz and glamour of the Red Carpet presented by Woman’s Day, before a gala dinner that will culminate in the night’s most prestigious accolade - The Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award.

For the first time in history, Netball New Zealand will honour its best player when they present the Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award, recognising the best Netballer across the ANZ Championship and the Silver Ferns campaign each year.

Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Hilary Poole said the award, named after Dame Lois Muir DNZM OBE, is regarded as the highest individual accolade a New Zealand Netballer can achieve.

“Netball New Zealand has never recognised the best-of-the-best through an annual award – until now,” Poole said.

“Dame Lois Muir is one of the most influential figures in our sport’s history. She was a former Silver Ferns player, our fourth national coach and is still considered as having one of the most astute netballing brains in the game today.

“It is only fitting that our sport’s highest individual accolade will be named in her honour.”

Fans are also encouraged to get involved, with the opportunity to vote for the ANZ / Sky Sport Moment of the Year and the Woman’s Day People’s Choice Awards. Voting is now open viaNZNetballAwards.co.nz

Full list of awards to be presented:
Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award
Moment of the Year, presented by ANZ and SKY Sport
People’s Choice, presented by Woman’s Day
Silver Ferns Player of the Year, presented by New World
ANZ Championship Player of the Year, presented by ANZ
ANZ Championship Coach of the Year, presented by ANZ
ANZ Championship Umpire of the Year, presented by ANZ
Coach of the Year, presented by ANZ
Umpire of the Year, presented by New World
Outstanding Contribution to Netball by a Technical Official, presented by ANZ
Aspiring Silver Fern, presented by New World
Secondary Schools Player of the Year, presented by BLK
New World Volunteers of the Year (coach, administrator, official and youth volunteer)

ENDS

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