Joining the club in 1990 with her two girls Anthea began playing, coaching and umpiring in her very first season and has not stopped since. She became secretary the very next year (1991) and has held that position every year since bar one. She has played an impressive 285 games for the club, has umpired an amazing 425 games and has coached an inspiring 850 games! Anthea achieved 10 year player status in 1999 and life membership in 2005. The jobs and responsibilities that come with being secretary of a club for more than 25 years (yes, before emails) are too numerous to mention and even though Anthea’s own children have grown you will still find her setting up courts every home game, umpiring and doing any job that needs to be done without complaint or fuss. She coaches multiple teams each and every year and has a great affinity with all the juniors at the club and likes to be involved in their development. Which has resulted in an extremely close knit supportive environment within which our juniors develop. Anthea is the go to person for any advice, help, support and coaching tips. She has amassed a vast amount of knowledge which she is more than happy to help pass on to the next generation of netballers through coaching and mentoring. She is an extremely warm and caring person and I admire and praise her for her efforts and wonderful attitude that has helped shape and grow an extremely warm and supportive culture at our club. She always acts with the clubs best interests at heart and Port Elliot Netball club would not be the same without her, so from me and everyone involved in our club, Thank You Anthea and good luck!




  • Kirrilea says,

    "Vote for Nene!"

  • Alicia Smith says,

    "Everytime I see Anthea at the club she is always doing something, helping someone or cheering on one of our teams and always smiling. Her selfessness is in abundance and we love having people like her around. Her hard work does not go unnoticed. But we would love to have her recognised on a higher platform than just our club. Keep fighting the hard fights to keep us going Anthea, we love you and support you Xo"

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  • Doylie says,

    "Nene is an absolute gem and deserves this more than anyone I know :)"

  • Nikki Mckay says,

    "Anthea is a fantastic role model for the club. She is always there to help and is fantastic with the kids."

  • Tony Richter says,

    "Anthea is everywhere in our great netball club. If you got a question she can answer it let alone the hard work behind the scene. Between coaching, umpiring and running a great club Anthea is also a awesome person."

  • Letisha says,

    "Anthea is such a kind, nice hatred woman! She does so much for our club she's an absolute gem."

  • amy mitchell says,

    "Anthea is such a warm, kind, encouraging and caring person. An amazing peeson caring for the players at pt. Elliot netball club"

  • Fiona Mason says,

    "Anthea has been yhe heart and soul of rhis club for a very long time. She is usually the first person there and the last to leave. She is a true champion"

  • Anita says,

    "What an amazing women. Anthea is such a warm, caring and welcoming person at the netball club. Guiding our future netball stars with fun and games. Inspiring our parents to get involved with scoring, timing and cooking the bbq's each week. Providing so much of her time and energy for all the behind the scenes jobs without thanks. So thank you Anthea, from all the kids and their parents, for all the reminder text messages, follow up phone calls, newsletters, encouragement, support and colour coordinated hair ties!!"

  • Julie Irwin says,

    "Anthea is an inspiration she walks the walk and talks the talk. Always with a smile on her face and words of encouragement. Whether coaching club juniors or working in the canteen Anthem treats everyone with respect and kindness she is the type of person every clubs needs. She holds the club together. Her untiring efforts for the club over many years is to be celebrated. She is a treasure. A wonderful loyal friend, coach and mentor to many."

  • Melissa says,

    "She always has such a big smile, she coached me back in the 90s and recently coached my daughter too! Good luck Anthea x"

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