A tutor from Bolton has been recognised for her commitment to sports volunteering, after winning a prestigious Goalden Globe – the national award for netballing excellence.
Samantha Inman, sports co-ordinator at Bolton College, picked up an award in the Inclusive Netball Volunteer of the Year category at the glittering ceremony, which was held at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.
Organised by the national governing body, England Netball, Samantha’s award recognises those volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of netball through inclusivity. This includes working with minority groups or people from a disadvantaged background.
Samantha, who won the North West regional award earlier in the year, beat all of the other volunteers in her category from across the nation. She scooped the national award as a result of going the extra mile and encouraging grass roots netballing talent.
Speaking of the award win, Samantha said: “I’m incredibly passionate about working with young people and those wanting to play netball. Winning the award came as a surprise and it was nice to be recognised. There are so many wonderful sporting opportunities across the college and I’m committed to helping our learners get involved in any way they can.”
Ben Blocksidge, curriculum leader of sport and public services at Bolton College, said: “We’re thrilled to bits for Samantha. Her ongoing dedication to the sport, and her willingness to give up her time, has inspired so many of our students across the college. With this award win, we’re sure people across the country will now sit up and take notice of this wonderful sport and its benefits to others.”
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