Hollie Wright, marketing executive at Sherborne Law firm Mogers Drewett, has been awarded two prestigious netball awards in recognition of her commitment to the sport and support of the Yeovil Netball Club. The “Goalden Globe” Awards are organised by Netball England to recognise volunteers from across the county for their outstanding contribution to netball.
Hollie was awarded the Muriel McNally Award which is given in recognition of the outstanding contribution to netball delivery for a period of 10 years or more, and the Heather Crouch Award, which is presented to the person who has made a significant impact on netball in the South West. The winner of this award was chosen from the eight category winners.
Hollie began playing netball at Yeovil Netball Club when she was nine years old. She then became a coach at the tender age of 14 and has been coaching junior and senior netball for 16 years investing at least two hours a week of her time in the coaching of the team.
She said “I am thrilled to have received these awards. I have always loved playing netball but coaching is particularly rewarding as you are inspiring others to take part and enjoy the sport. Netball is often a bit of a forgotten sport, but it is really exciting, highly competitive, and a great way to keep fit as well as making new friends. Yeovil Netball Club is a friendly, welcoming environment for young girls and the junior team is doing really well with over 100 girls taking part in the 2015-16 season. We are always happy to welcome more children to join the club and I hope to see more coming forward to join the team and experience the fun of Netball.”