The Southern Football Netball League has been named as a shortlisted finalist for two Netball Victoria awards, a just reward for another year of significant growth in its netball operations.
The SFNL is one of four finalists for the Outstanding Large Association/League of the Year, alongside Warnambool City Netball Association, St Albans Caroline Springs Netball Association and AFL Goldfields. This is the second consecutive year the SFNL has been shortlisted for this prestigious accolade, which rewards Netball Victoria affiliated organisations comprising more than 300 members for their exemplary management and administration practices, as well as better engaging with, supporting and meeting the needs of its members.
IN addition, the SFNL has also been shortlisted for the Inclusive Netball Community of the Year award, in recognition of the League's work in creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for the LGBTI+ community through their inaugural Pride Round in August. The SFNL's Pride Round also received recognition from Netball Australia last month, with the League chosen as one of eight country-wide recipients of a 2017 Australia Post One Netball Community Award.
SFNL Netball Officer Matt Grimwood, in conjunction with Springvale & District Netball Association (SDNA) President Julie Pool and the entire netball administration team, has done an excellent job running the rapidly growing SFNL Netball competition, which has grown to include 82 teams spread across 27 clubs and eight senior divisions in 2017. This shortlisting is further recognition of the team’s outstanding efforts this season.
The awards are to be presented at the Netball Victoria Community Awards night on Saturday 21 October.