Where would we be without our volunteers?

They are such an integral part of sport in NZ and it's fantastic that we are able to recognise the hard work they do with the Netball New Zealand Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to Wayne Hawker from Cashmere Netball Club who has been awarded the Netball New Zealand Administrator of the Year.

Nearly two decades of service to club netball in Christchurch has seen Cashmere Netball Club member Wayne Hawker awarded Administrator of the Year.

For 19 years Hawker from Mainland Zone has held a number of positions at the club including President (12 years), secretary, treasurer, club umpire co-ordinator and chief fundraiser.  He has also served time on the Christchurch Netball Centre’s executive and competition committees.

But it is his involvement at grassroots level with Cashmere which stands out as he played a major role in helping to revive the club during tough times.

His influence, commitment and family focus has seen a number of fathers take up coaching roles at the club while he has inspired others to get involved at administration level.

Hawker has himself been involved as coach and for the past 14 years has been a volunteer co-ordinator for the Christchurch Centre’s Nettabury programme.

Wayne Hawker