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Congratulations Margaret Cliff OAM

Manly-Warringah Netball Association, Mon Jun 8, 2020 8:36AM

Margaret Cliff OAM

Congratulations to Margaret Cliff on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens' Birthday Honours List in recognition of her outstanding service to Netball since 1970.

Margaret became involved in the Catholic Schools' netball section in 1970 and held positions of Secretary, Gala Day Convenor, Registrar and Umpires’ convenor.


In 1970 she also joined the Forest Club. In 1973 Margaret commenced coaching Forest Club teams and would coach all three daughters and all three grand daughters over the next 5 decades.

Since joining Forest Club, Margaret has been its backbone, holding numerous Executive Committee positions such as Vice President, Umpires' Convenor and Grading Convenor.

By 1979 she was heavily involved with coaching Manly Warringah Junior Representative teams, as a "B" badged umpire has also served as a represenative team umpire and in 1986 was elected to the MWNA Executive Committee as Carnival Secretary, then served from 1990, then Minute Secretary from 1998 and Assistant Secretary from 2000 until her retirement at the end of 2018 from the Executive Committee.

Margaret has still remained an integral part of MWNA as the Grading Sub Committee Convenor, a member of the Representative Umpires' Appointments Panel and Governance Sub Committee. Margaret also has continued her devotion to coaching and mentoring umpires.

In honour of Margaret's outstanding service to Netball she has been bestowed Life Membership of the Forest Netball Club, Manly Wartingah Netball Association and the Netball NSW Anne Clark BEM outstanding service award.
Last updated: Monday June 8, 2020 8:38AM
Author: Nicole Carter