Sports equipment maker supports netball awards event

Harrod UK sales and marketing manager from Harrod UK, Kevin Utton with award winner Val Bentley at

Harrod UK sales and marketing manager from Harrod UK, Kevin Utton with award winner Val Bentley at the Goalden Globe awards at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. - Credit: Archant

The official supplier of England Netball honoured some of the sport’s dedicated players coaches and volunteers at an annual awards event.

Harrod UK sales and marketing manager from Harrod UK, Kevin Utton at the Goalden Globe awards at th

Harrod UK sales and marketing manager from Harrod UK, Kevin Utton at the Goalden Globe awards at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft-based sporting equipment supplier Harrod UK sponsored the Mary Bulloch Administrator Award at the annual Goalden Globe awards, now in their 11th year, took place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, last month. The award was named after England Netball’s Honorary Life Member Mary Bulloch for her exceptional service at a national level.

More than 300 guests dressed in 1920s Great Gatsby themed outfits took part in the event, including sponsors, players, coaches and volunteers involved in the sport at regional and national level, and finalists vied for 10 awards.

This year’s winner of the Mary Bulloch award was Val Bentley, from Humberside County, who was chosen for her tireless dedication to organising the Humberside County tournaments at junior and senior Level, and for her invaluable development of netball at grassroots level for over 35 years.

She was presented with her award by Harrod UK sales and marketing manager Kevin Utton.

“The Mary Bulloch award provided us with an ideal opportunity to recognise and reward Val’s commitment to developing netball as Junior Treasurer, whilst encouraging her ongoing contribution to the netball community that she serves,” said Mr Utton.