Tay­lor hon­oured for out­stand­ing lead­er­ship

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

SOUTH Perth res­i­dent Sue Tay­lor has been an­nounced as the joint win­ner of the SRG Sport and Leisure Ser­vice to Sport award.

The award was an­nounced at the ANZ Sports Star Awards at Crown Perth last night and her fel­low award win­ners were Kim Rodgers and Peter Silinger.

With more than 50 years of ser­vice to netball in WA – 20 years on the court – Tay­lor was recog­nised for her con­tri­bu­tion as a player, coach, um­pire and man­ager.

Tay­lor is a board mem­ber and di­rec­tor of Netball Aus­tralia, a po­si­tion she has held since 1995.

A for­mer di­rec­tor of the Com­mon­wealth Games Fed­er­a­tion and Aus­tralia’s del­e­gate to the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Netball As­so­ci­a­tions (IFNA) from 1989 to 2007, she was nom­i­nated for the award by Netball WA.

The SRG Sport and Leisure Ser­vice to Sport Award aims to recog­nise in­di­vid­u­als for a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to their cho­sen sport.

In 2000, Tay­lor was ap­pointed a Mem­ber of the Or­der of Aus­tralia in recog­ni­tion of her ser­vices to netball and women’s sport.

She was ap­pointed to the IFNA board as an in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tor in 2007 and has since out­lined long-term goals for im­prov­ing and de­vel­op­ing the sport of netball in Asia and Africa.

Tay­lor was named vice-pres­i­dent of the IFNA in 2011 and is one of only a few Aus­tralian women to rep­re­sent their sport in a lead­er­ship ca­pac­ity in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“We would like to con­grat­u­late Sue for her long and out­stand­ing ser­vice to the sport of netball in WA,” WA Sports Fed­er­a­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Rob Thomp­son said.

Sue Tay­lor.

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