Frankie goes to Goalden Globes - and wins national netball award

October 27 2017
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NETBALL coach Frankie Nutt has won a top accolade from the sport’s national governing body.

NETBALL coach Frankie Nutt has won a top accolade from the sport’s national governing body.

Having already won the grassroots coach award of the year at the 2017 South West Goalden Globe event, Frankie went on to represent the region at the England final, where she then won the national title.

Frankie, of Old Sodbury, has provided coaching opportunities and training across the former Avon area, as well as introducing more than 130 new players to netball.

England Netball said she won her award for her “excellent work in providing young talented netballers with a focused environment to progress through the Avon Academy performance pathway”.

But Frankie, who has two young sons, said: “I was a bit dumbstruck. I just didn’t expect it.”

As well as coaching at clubs at Bath University and Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol, Frankie also runs a Back to Netball group that plays at Chipping Sodbury School.

But she said it was largely through a friend that she became involved in the sport and developed her role.

She said: “I didn’t really play netball at school but a good friend launched a team in Yate and pestered me about it. It all spiralled from there really.”