Swifts legends Megan Anderson and Mo’onia Gerrard were inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame at the organisation’s 2018 State Dinner at Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday 3 November.
The Netball NSW Hall of Fame recognises the champions of netball, those who personify the spirit, excellence and skill required to reach the pinnacle of the game.
Those inducted are considered to be the “best of the best” who have given to the game beyond expectation, and who through their dedication and ability have achieved at the highest level.
Gerrard, a three-time Premiership winner with the Sydney Swifts and two-time World Cup winner with the Australian Diamonds, also came through the NSW underage setup before shining at elite level. Mo'onia played for Narrabeen Youth Club at MWNA.
Of Tongan descent, and never one to forget her roots, Gerrard has done amazing work in the community since retiring with the Australia Post ONE Netball Program, Netball NSW’s Oceania Cup and Mo’onia’s Cup in conjunction with Tonga Netball.
In 2016 she received an Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to netball and the community.
NSW Swifts General Manager Nikki Horton said the inductions were a fine recognition of the work both players had done to promote the Club, NSW and netball in general.
“Megan and Mo’onia are synonymous with netball in NSW and came through our underage setups to achieve great things in the game,” she said.
“On and off the court both have always looked to go above and beyond to aid their own performances and the performances of those around them.
“For the Swifts they are a very special pair as both have played for the Club, and also worked with the team in a coaching capacity. The mentoring they have provided, and continue to provide, at elite and grassroots levels is second to none.
“On behalf of the NSW Swifts I would like to congratulate both Megan and Mo’onia on this every special honour.”