Memorial held to honour association netball stalwart

The life of Andrea Wright was celebrated at the weekend, as the Mount Gambier Netball  Association (MGNA) marked her contribution to the sport locally as a player  and umpire.

An active sportsperson who began a long career within her school netball teams, Ms Wright was a mainstay of the MGNA throughout her life.

 She began her club netball with Vikings before  moving to Intruders Netball Club.

 She then dedicated herself to  umpiring with Zodiacs Netball Club and became a weekly fixture in white as a committed association representative.

Ms Wright also umpired at Country Championships as well as in the Western Border Netball Association.

As an Umpire within the MGNA, she gained her C Badge and the MGNA Senior umpire award, both in 2011 and umpired every week for Zodiacs and other clubs when required.

Ms Wright gained her Life Membership from Zodiacs in 2015.

 During her time at Reidy Park  Primary, Ms Wright helped many generations of teachers, parents and students, who continue to speak highly of  the contribution she made to the school over many years.

Additionally, Ms Wright was an accomplished softball player, lining up in the A grade for Warriors Softball Club, where she gained many premierships.

She also lined up for the Softball State Country Championship for several years.

Outside of sport, Ms Wright was  committed to raising money for the  Women’s and Children’s Hospital, alongside her mother and both her sisters, Cecelia and Luann.

At a memorial for Ms Wright held  before Saturday’s round 11 MGNA fixtures, she was described as “a bright  and bubbly lady who touched many of us in many ways”.

Andrea Wright’s contribution to the sport locally will be remembered and she will be missed.

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