Saturday Afternoon Competition Umpire Awards

 

Merle Maskell Award

 

Merle Maskell is a former president and life member of the Shepparton Netball Association.  Merle was involved for more than seventy years as a player, coach, administrator and umpire.

 

In 1978 the Maskell family donated a special trophy known as "The Silver Whistle Award".  This award is still presented today but now known as the Merle Maskell Award.

 

The award is presented to the most improved badged umpire who has worked hard to continuously improve their umpiring and in some cases have awarded the next level badge

 

The award is now presented in recognition of the services devoted to the Shepparton Netball Association by Merle over the past seventy years.

 

 

Merle Maskell Award Recipients;

 


   
2018 Sarah Titchmarsh  2017 Mackenzie Griffin 
2016 Laura Cole 2015  Fiona Boyer 
2014  Stephanie Christopher  2013  Brianna Hall 
2012  Morgan Wyatt 2011 Elise Billings
2010 Claire De Angelis 2009 Sarah Firebrace
2008  Gabby Steward 2007 Aleisha Myers
2006 Kate Taylor 2005 Liz Fletcher
2004  Stacey Cole 2003   
2002   2001   
2000   1999   
1998   1997   
1996   1995   
1994   1993   
1992   1991   
1990   1989   
1988   1987   
1986   1985   
1984   1983   
1982   1981   
1980   1979   
1978      

 

 

Noella O'Keefe Encouragement Award

 

Noella O’Keefe is also a long-time player, umpire and supporter of the Shepparton Netball Association. 

 

The encouragement award was first present in 1993.

 

The award is presented to either a badged or unbadged umpire who shows talent, potential and who continuously strives to improve the standard of their umpiring.

 

 

Noella O'Keefe Encouragement Award Recipients;

 

 2018 Gemma Ritchie  2017 Sarah Titchmarsh
 2016 

Helen McMillan

& Sarah Trease

 2015  

Hannah Thiel &

Tia Brereton

 2014  Stephanie Eddy  2013  Constance Tuessisem
 2012  Emily Goode
2011 Amanda Heard
 2010 Fiona Forester 2009 Leisa Gill
 2008  Megan Thompson 2007 Sally McCartney
 2006 Meg Cooper 2005 Samara Harris
 2004  Kate Enders 2003 Julia Collihole
 2002 Karen Fanning 2001 Elizabeth Jones
 2000 Janelle Williams  1999  Emma Lloyd
 1998 Genna Harry  1997  Miranda Danaher 
 1996  Patricia Smullen  1995 Sheree Gibbs 
 1994  Tanya Smullen  1993  Sheree Gibbs