Val Barrass has been involved in the Shepparton Netball Association for almost 75 years! Over the years Val has played, coached, umpired and held various committee positions including president, secretary and treasurer.
Val says that she is "giving back" to the sport that has given her so much enjoyment over the years.
The Val Barrass Umpires Award is presented to a Junior umpire who umpires in the Saturday Morning Competition. The umpire is not necessarily the best umpire but is somebody who is willing to listen to any suggestions made by mentors and continually strives to better their umpiring.