Volunteers form crucial part of Test series team

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our great sport of netball through their tireless efforts at both grassroots and high performance levels.

During the 2013 Coles Netball Test Series more than 200 people volunteered in a variety of roles both front and back of house over the five matches to ensure it was an outstanding success.

From selling the official Test series programs, to handing out sponsor giveaways outside venues or helping to color fans in green and gold at the Diamonds’ Salon, the volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure everyone who came along to one of the Tests against New Zealand or Malawi had a memorable and enjoyable experience.

A huge team of volunteers worked with Netball Australia staff behind the scenes to ensure each game went off smoothly. That included working the score benches, as Australian team liaison assistant, umpire coordinator assistant, media coordinator assistant and corporate function assistants.

Each and every volunteer was happy to play their part and Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said they all played a significant role in what was a fantastic series.

“Our loyal volunteers offer their time willingly for programs or events staged in Australia and this recent Test series there were 215 people involved,” Palmer said.

“Netball Australia is committed to providing our volunteers with a challenging and rewarding experience and we welcome them as valuable members of our team.

”We thank and congratulate them.”

In just under two years time, the Netball World Cup is returning to Australia for the first time in over two decades.

Australia is the current world champion and is aiming to defend that crown when the world’s best gather in Sydney in August, 2015.

Australia’s netball family is encouraged to share in the experience and be part of what will be a memorable tournament.

Visit www.nwc2015.com.au and register your interest to be a volunteer during this exciting event.