Wauchope Netball Club gives life membership to Genna Johnson

As Wauchope Netball Club celebrated their presentation after being named Champion Club of the Year, Genna Johnson received her life membership.

Genna began playing with the club in 1999 at the age of eight, and has been involved in the club ever since. Genna started coaching at the age of 14, and has also been an umpire, committee member, and this year, vice president and acting president.

"Genna has always been a great ambassador for the club, being in the Focus magazine and also interviewed on ABC radio. At the age of 28, it is truly an amazing milestone to achieve," said a club spokesperson.

Genna was presented with this prestigious award by two of the club's other life members, Sue Johnson, who is her very proud mother, and Donna Lewis.

The club's other major award-winners on the night were:

Coaches Awards:

  • 10B Lorikeets Sophie Marchment
  • 11B Bowerbirds Ella Hurrell
  • 11A Peewees Molly Latham
  • 12 Yr Willywags Hannah Thompson
  • 12/13A Lyrebirds Tenisha Kinnaird
  • 12/13 B Bellbirds Ava Theofanou
  • 13 Finches Charlie Ackerman
  • Div 6 Wrens Abby Fletcher
  • Div 5 Robins Kellie Burke
  • Div 4 Rosellas Courtney Lowe
  • Div 2 Sunbirds Ellie Raymond
  • Div 2 Bluebirds Laicy Costigan
  • Div 1 Fantails Molly Styles

Players Player for Monday Night

  • Nuffins - Abby Costigan and Tayla O'Neill
  • Gold Diggers Rochelle Foran
  • Aztecs Jillian Lawrence

Hasting Valley Best & Fairest

  • 2/13 Bellbirds Ava Usher
  • Div 6 Wrens Abby Fletcher
  • Div 4 Rosellas Tayla Hopper

National C Badge Ella Martin and Sophie Bell

National B Badge Layne Forster

10-year Consecutive Players

  • Heather Byrnes,
  • Ebony Williams,
  • Sophie Bell
  • Abby Costigan

President's Award - Tayla O'Neill and Tayla Hopper (first year of coaching)

Coach of the Year - Melissa Broderick

Club Person - Sue Johnson

"Seeing all our teams dress up with some amazing themes really made the night enjoyable. Kirsty Johnson won the coaches' challenge for her Div 6 Wrens team," said Sue Johnson.

"A huge thank you to Tania Morris for doing a great job with the camera on the night. Wauchope Dominos Pizza delivered our food for the night and we would like to say a big thank you to Nathan and his staff.

"To everyone involved in our Club for 2019, we thank you immensely for a very successful year and we hope to see you all back next year," she added.