Gwen Walker recipient of the BHSNA Club Service Award November 2018.
Gwen was one of the founding members of North Rocks Netball Club in 1969 and has been with the Club continuously for a total of 49 years.
She was a player, a coach and has been on Executive and Committee’s during these 49 years.
Gwen was on North Rocks Netball Club Executive as President from 1971 to 1985 and 1990 to 2015 for a total of 41 years, and is currently serving as Vice President, a position she has held since 2015.
Gwen has also been awarded Life Membership of North Rocks Netball Club.
Gwen was involved in the original committee which established Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association in 1974 whilst playing at HDNA and has actively been involved at both Associations as Club Delegates and on Grading Committees.
She has been a Coach for North Rocks teams at both Hills District Netball Association and Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association during these 49 years, often coaching 2 or 3 teams a year.
In 1976 Gwen established a Winter Mid Week Day Competition at North Rocks Park which ran for many years. This then changed to include a senior night competition and subsequently moved to the courts in Tiernan Ave at North Rocks.
Gwen instigated a Junior Twilight Competition in Spring for 7 yrs olds to 15 yr olds so they could continue to enjoy their netball after the winter competition concluded. The senior night competition ceased 2 years ago but Gwen’s Junior Twilight Carnival is increasing in numbers annually.
Gwen is a very active member of North Rocks Netball Club and still is involved in actively trying to promote netball in the area.