March woman wins regional netball coach award

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Pictu

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

A March woman scooped a netball coaching award at a ceremony held in Essex on Saturday (July 14) and will now go on to the nationals.

Sarah Oldham with her work colleagues when she worked at Jubilee Court. Sarah is third from left. Pi

Sarah Oldham with her work colleagues when she worked at Jubilee Court. Sarah is third from left. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Rebecca Bradshaw won the grassroots coach award at England Netball’s Regional Goalden Globes held in Felstead, Essex.

She is head coach at Ladybirds Netball Club who train at Neale-Wade Academy and play in the Wisbech Netball League.

Last year Rebecca’s co-head coach and close friend Sarah Oldham was killed after being struck by lightening while playing golf with her husband in Turkey.

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Pictu

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

In June Rebecca organised a Sarah Oldham netball memorial tournament that saw 13 teams competing and raising over £700 for the junior development within the club.


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Janette Bowden, Cambridgeshire’s netball development officer, said: “I decided Rebecca was more than worthy of this prestigious award so nominated her.

“Becca is very humble and doesn’t realise how much she is thought of by her friends and players within the club so to get this award is just brilliant.”

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Pictu

Rebecca Bradshaw from March has won a netball coach award at a regional ceremony this weekend. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

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Sarah was 39-years-old and described as a big character of the netball club; Rebecca has since held the club together and got on with the job.

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