Netball WA celebrates National Volunteer Week

This week, organisations throughout Australia are celebrating National Volunteer Week (NVW), an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

Nationally, community sport and recreation relies on 2.3 million volunteers who contribute more than 180 million hours to running sport and recreation.

Volunteers are crucial to all facets of the game of netball in Western Australia, from the grass roots right through to the elite level, with thousands contributing across the state in a variety of important roles.

Netball WA Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor emphasised the importance of engaging volunteers in netball.

“Volunteers help the sport thrive and deliver personal and social benefits,” Taylor said.

“Netball WA greatly values the significant contribution volunteers make to the sport of netball and the wider Western Australian Community.”

“It is important that, as the governing body for Netball in WA, our organisation continues to be responsive and accommodating in our approach to recruit, support and retain the vital volunteer base which facilitates the delivery of netball at all levels.”

Netball WA recognises volunteers annually through the Volunteer of the Year award at the Jill McIntosh Medal, with Katanning Netball Association’s Richelle Warren the reigning winner of this coveted award.

Research shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives. Pledge to volunteer this National Volunteer Week and join the thousands already engaged in driving netball’s growth in WA.

To volunteer today, or access further information on the opportunities available, visit http://wa.netball.com.au/volunteer/