Dynamic Davis honoured with life membership



RECENTLY-INDUCTED Yar-alla Dynamic Netball Club life member Tracey Davis believes her award speaks as loudly about the club's achievements as it does hers.

Davis, whose involvement with the club stems back to its 1978 formation under the Regals banner, was thrilled to receive the award which recognises her efforts as a player, coach, umpire and administrator with Yaralla.

However, she said the award also belonged to the other volunteers whose efforts ensured the club remained strong.

'We had a fantastic committee this year and I've got the best secretary in the world (Lauren Rhodes),' Davis said.

'The award recognises all the people who work behind the scenes.'

The award caps off a memorable year for Davis who also serves as the Netball Queensland's Capricornia regional development and coaching officer.

She coached the Gladstone open side to victory in this year's Country Carnival, steered Yaralla Dynamic Falcons to an A grade premier-ship and was also in charge of the Capricorn Red Claws side which finished runner-up in the Regional League competition.

Despite a heavy involvement in the sport over such a long period of time, Davis remains keen to continue serving the code.

'There's just something in you that want to help others,' Davis said.

'You always have the big picture in your head, how many people you affect when you do something good. That keeps you motivated.

'Winning isn't everything. It's great just working on something with someone or watching them play better ... and enjoying it.'

Another club stalwart, Betty Taylor, also received her life membership, albeit belatedly.

Taylor's efforts for the club were recognised several years ago but she was away at the time and did not receive her award until recently.

Taylor has been involved with the club since 1986 and, was described by Davis as a 'brilliant' junior coach.



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