Netball SA Awards

Community Awards

The Volunteer Achievement Award recognises the tireless work and commitment of those who volunteer and are the heartbeat of our netball community.

Recognises the outstanding contribution of a volunteer coach to getting more people starting, staying and/or succeeding in sport through excellent coaching. 

Recognises the outstanding contribution of an umpire to community level netball, with a focus on self-development.

Named after the inaugural recipient of this award, acknowledges the significant contributors to the engagement and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball participants and communities.

Premier League Awards

Recognises the achievements of a coach working to develop emerging and young performers from within sport.

This award is presented to an individual currently umpiring in the 2021 Premier League.  The umpires are ranked on their performances across the season both on and off the court.

The Rookie of the Year is selected by the Premier Division Head coaches at the end of the minor round matches.  To be considered for the Rookie of the Year, a player must have played no more than three games in any Premier Division or equivalent matches in any State previously, and must have played at least four Premier Division Matches in the current season. 

The Club Excellence Award is presented to the club who records the best results for teams in Premier League and the AMND pathway grades (at the end of the minor round).

The Premier League Team of the Year is voted on by the Premier Division Head Coaches. The most outstanding players in the Premier Division Competition are selected based on their playing positions on the court. If a player has played more than 6 matches in the Suncorp Super Netball in the current year, she is not eligible for selection in the Premier League Team of the Year.

Is awarded to the most outstanding player in the Reserves Division. The award is voted on by the head coaches commencing at the 1st Minor round match and concluding at the end of the last minor round match using a 3, 2, 1 voting system.

Southern Force Awards

The Southern Force Players’ Award recognises the athlete that is considered to be the most valued athlete on and off the court as seen by their peers.

The athlete that performs consistently at a high level.

Adelaide Thunderbirds Awards

This award is voted on by the members themselves and is awarded to the athlete who leads the way in epitomising the team’s values.

Awarded to a player who embodies the spirit of the club both on and off the court. The athlete displays humility, honesty and integrity, teamwork and respect for the game and is committed to the program and the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

The award is voted by the players and celebrates the player who best embodies the spirit and values of the Adelaide Thunderbirds

Awarded to the athlete who leads by example and is reliable and able to play and remain calm under pressure.