Congratulations to the one and only - DI HOLDEN our volunteer of the moment...
Diane has been the Chair of the Walsall Netball League for more years than we can remember, she has been the driving force ensuring that local grassroots netball is available and can be played throughout the winter season. In the last few years there has been continual challenges; culminating in the uncertainty of the leagues central venue for the future.
This season particularly has seen Di’s increased responsibility to midweek Umpiring Secretary. Dealing with the struggle of limited umpire availability, managing the added hazard of severe weather, and as a result, planning rearranged games and re-sourcing umpires to cover! What many do not realise, is that over and above her role as Chair and combined umpiring secretary, Diane has ensured that the courts are of the best standard that they can be, arriving at the venue early, sweeping courts, defrosting ice and in particular the days that she has stayed behind, when everyone has gone home, ‘loping’ the overhanging branches off the trees. All, just so we can all play our sport.
Diane thoroughly deserves this accolade because without her giving up her time we would simply not be playing netball during the winter season!