NETBALL WA Life Member Sue Neal received the RAC Insurance Service to Sport Award this week.
Neal’s contribution to the sport was celebrated by a crowd of West Australia’s sporting elite at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, alongside fellow winners Bruce Prance (diving) and Murray Hall (cycling).
In a volunteer career spanning more than three decades, Neal has served as a coach, umpire, bench official, committee member and administrator.
Netball WA president Deane Pieters commended Neal on her honour.
“As a collective netball community we are extremely proud of Sue and all that she has achieved,” he said.
“She epitomises all the qualities we desire in netball and is a wonderful example of the selfless and resolute attitude that has driven the growth of our sport.”
Highlights from Neal’s career include serving as a coach for the Southern Districts Association and South East Demons Region for eight and six years respectively, a Bench Official in both the Championship and 2015 Netball World Cup and President of Sapphires Netball Club (2003-2009) and Scorchers Netball Club (2014-present).