SWINDON-BASED volunteer Mo Squires celebrated a record-breaking night at England Netball’s National Goalden Globe Awards by taking away three awards from three different categories – the most ever won by a single volunteer in one year.

The Goalden Globes, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, are designed to celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of netball across the country.

Squires, Raychem Netball Club’s founder and current chairperson, started the evening by collecting the National Long Service Award for her dedication to netball in Wiltshire over the past 40 years.

During this time, she has held numerous coaching, administration and committee roles at club, league and county levels and made a significant impact on the development and delivery of netball across Swindon and Wiltshire.

Her second accolade of the night, the Inclusion and Diversity Award, was presented for the work she has done launching and continuing to guide the Swindon Vixens – a community-based netball club for women with learning difficulties.

Her hat-trick was completed with the National Rose Award - presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution to netball in the last 12 months.

Squires has been instrumental in the development of the Walking Netball programme, with 11 sessions now running in Wiltshire.

Squires said: “To actually be nominated for the award means a huge amount because the nomination comes from your peers, so that means everything. To be shortlisted is fantastic and to actually win is amazing.’’ Swindon volunteer, Amy Tomlin, 14, was also recognised for reaching more than 400 hours of volunteering through England Netball’s Pass on your Passion Scheme where she commits time to coaching and umpiring.

Emily Harrison, Avon & Wiltshire Netball Development Officer said: “Mo’s contribution to netball at all levels right across Wiltshire is simply remarkable.

"She continues to selflessly commit her time to supporting people to enjoy the game regardless of their ability, background, age or circumstance.

"As well as providing hundreds of people of all ages an opportunity to play, Mo’s real strength is identifying the good that netball can do for individuals and groups within our community and the impact she has had on people’s lives is immeasurable.

"I’m delighted she has been recognised on such a scale and am incredibly proud and lucky to have been able to work with her over the past few years”.

“With volunteers like Mo leading the way, and with young volunteers like Amy hot on their heels, I think it’s safe to say netball will continue to be in good hands for several years to come.”

Get your nominations in now for the 2017 Wiltshire Sports Awards, organised by the Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Gazette & Herald and Wiltshire Times, in conjunction with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP). For category details and a nomination form, click HERE