In 2021 Arana Netball Club bid farewell to life member, Barbara Bond as Barbara left the Hills for a seachange.
Barbara joined Arana Netball Club over 30 years ago when her daughters played. Over the years Barbara also watched her nieces and great nieces play Netball for Arana. Barbara has worn many hats in her time at Arana Netball including; team manager, umpire, coach as well as covering substantial roles in our committee as umpiring convenor and president. Before retiring from volunteering with Arana Netball, Barbara long held the position of publicity officer and was our link to Arana Sports.
For a long time Barbara was our most qualified coach, Barbara has continued to share her love of netball and exceptional coaching skills, coaching at her granddaughter’s club.
Barbara is a life member of Arana Netball, her dedication to the club was exceptional. Running many fundraising events, and playing an integral role in Arana Netball having access to the courts and clubhouse we have today. Barbara has always been a big supporter of netball families, passionate about recognising members’ contribution to the club and supporting new committees with her wealth of knowledge.
In honour of the contribution Barbara made to Arana Netball Club, 2021 saw the introduction of the new Barbara Bond Club Team of the Year award. This new award recognises its namesake and all that Barbara stood for over her many years of service to the club. Barbara joined our 2021 trophy presentation and was honoured to present the 2021 award to Arana 1 (opens). Arana 1 were 2021 premiers, 6 of the players coached during the season, 5 team members volunteered on our committee, 6 were life members and 4 were umpires. Barbara was president when some of the Arana 1 players started playing and even coached some of these girls when they were little nippers. Barbara’s club values live on in our players which is clearly evident in our Arana 1 players and their commitment to the club over their many years of playing netball at Arana.
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