Tracey Hicks has been honoured for her service to Bathurst netball, by being awarded life membership to the Bathurst Netball Association (BNA).
Hicks was honoured on Saturday on grand final day and was nominated for the awarded after recognition of her knowledge, experience and support she has given to the BNA.
On top of working full time as a primary school teacher, Hicks has had volunteer roles in the BNA, including Ned Set Go training in 2010.
Hicks moved to Bathurst when she was seven and started playing netball for the Out of Touch in 1992.
In 2005, she gained her National C grade umpiring badge, before moving on to her B grade at the 2010 NIB Games in Maitland.
Both Hicks and Karyn Sharphan developed a tailored program to help fill umpiring requirements for the BNA in 2012, after they recognised the need for an umpiring development program.
“It’s fantastic when you’ve been involved for so, it’s good to be recognised,” Hicks said.