Presentations, Achievements & Awards

 Northvale Players Playing at Representative Level in 2024

Dina Tsetsos Emma Mortensen Amani Tusevljak Ally Bland
Hannah Bennett Isabelle Kos Ava Knight Emma Timms
Mia Varone Bailey McKay Keeley Schmitt
Chloe Spark Maedy McLean
Emma Timms Zoe Quinlan
   Ally Bland
   Zoe Quinlan
Eastern United
Kaitlyn Kos & Alexia Kotsiras
Stella Pitskos & Addison Kun
Coaching at representative level in 2024
Grace Di Petta, Teresa Kos & Hayley Poulton
Gippsland Storm
Mel Gill
Representing the Henderson region in 2024:
Hayley Poulton (coach)
Emma Timms (player)

Perpetual Awards

Northvale Netball Club recognises the achievements of teams, individual players and club members each year through presentation events. Our end of year club presentation night is a highly anticipated event that enables all club members and families to get together to celebrate our club’s achievements. At Northvale we are extremely proud, not only of all our players who represent us each week, but of those who also go on to further achievement through the netball pathway, including playing at representative level and achieving umpiring or coaching accreditations.

President’s Award

Chosen by the President only, to a person who has helped, supported and guided the President most throughout the season, who has also put in time and effort to organise everyday aspects of the committee.

2023 Recipients: Suzie Tusevljak & Belinda McKay 

Helen Turnball Award

Presented to a club person for their outstanding contribution in servicing the club throughout the year, either through coaching, umpiring, playing, work on the committee etc.

2023 Recipient: Peta Mortensen

Coaches Award

Presented to a coach for their hard work and engagement as a coach as well as rewarding them for their contribution to the coaching panel.

2023 Recipient: Kylie Warren

Umpires Award

This award is donated by the Armstrong Family, to an umpire as an encouragement award for their umpiring future, as well as thanking them for joining Northvale’s umpiring panel.

2023 Recipient: Carly Hewett 

SP’s (Susan Puhotoua) Award

Presented to the Runner Up Best & Fairest in the SP’s Open team, in memory of an open player, Susan Puhotoua who passed away in 1990. After her death, Susan’s family donated a trophy in her memory and Northvale renamed her former playing team in Open section 1 the “S.P.’s”

2023 Recipient: Deborah Smit

Junior Club Person

This award is presented to a junior member of the club who has demonstrated commitment and supported the Northvale Netball Club throughout the year.

2023 Recipient: Zoe Quinlan

Bob Cousins Memorial Award

In memory of Life Member, Bob Cousins who passed away in January 2007, the Bob Cousins Memorial Award was created. Bob was a dedicated member of our club for many years since its early days. He coached for many of those years, mainly concentrating on juniors. This award is presented to a 15 & under player for the development of their netball skills. Total Value: $100

2023 Recipient: Amani Tusevljak

Lisa O’Hara Memorial Award

Presented to an Open player who is committed to the game and the club, has shown improvement throughout the year, and supports her coach and her team. It is in memory of Lisa O’Hara, an open player who passed away in early 2013 due to cancer. Lisa started playing at Northvale in 2003, playing 185 games for Northvale. In April 2011 Lisa was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a very rare disease with only 3 or 4 people in Australia having it. The disease spread quickly through her body, resulting in over 100 tumours in her lungs. Lisa was a fit and athletic person, was a personal trainer and model, and shared our love for the game of netball. In her final stages of life she embarked on a new career as a motivational speaker. Many of her netball colleagues attended her speeches, and she made us all sit back and reflect on what is important in our lives, and to live life to the fullest, being happy. Her motto was “Love Life”. In Lisa’s honour, a new award was created for the Most Valuable Player in the open age group.

2023 Recipient: Tiffany Roberts

Sue Dean Family Award

Presented to a Family who shows commitment to Northvale Netball Club. The award is presented in honour of Sue Dean, a dear friend of Northvale who passed away in 2017. Sue started playing for Northvale in 1984 and played in over 750 games in the red and white. She coached for many years and also contributed on the committee. Sue’s daughter, Ella now plays and has achieved over 200 games. For all those that knew Sue, the first thing you would always think of was her love of family, and so in her honour, the Northvale Family Award was created. It is presented in Sue’s honour each year, to ensure the memory and her love of both Northvale and family will live on and always be remembered.

2023 Recipients: Bennett & Timms Families

Sandra Gunther Spirit Award

In June 2022, the Executive Committee was privileged to announce the creation of a new perpetual award – the Sandra Gunther Spirit Award. This award will be presented yearly to a club person who embodies the best of us – in their generosity of spirit and their contribution to the health and growth of our club. They exhibit a strong sense of community and outstanding dedication, unwavering in their support. Their passion, positivity and commitment exemplify what it means to be a member of the Northvale Netball Club.

2023 Recipient: Danielle Tsetsos


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