Margaret Corbett OAM has been named the 2020 Cronulla Woman of the Year in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Margaret Corbett been involved in netball for more than 40 years in different roles, including New South Wales selector, New South Wales convenor, New South Wales Coaching Director, New South Wales State Coach and New South Wales Institute of Sport Head Coach.
In 2006 Mrs Corbett became the seventh inductee into the Netball New South Wales Hall of Fame. The prestigious State League Coach of the Year Award was dedicated in her honour and is now named the Margaret Corbett State League Coach of the Year Award.
In 2013 Mrs Corbett was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to netball.
In 2019 Mrs Corbett has become the second person ever to be elevated to legend status by Netball NSW, with the organisation honouring the pioneering coach at their annual state dinner.
The NSW Women of the Year Awards program recognises remarkable women across the state who have achieved inspiring things in their careers, in business or in their communities.
Previous Cronulla Women of the Year are:
- Shirley Smith (2019 – volunteer work with Caringbah RSL Sub-Branch)
- Kate Fitzsimons (2018 – director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – overseas travel safety and assisting talented young people)
- Alison Todd (2017 – awareness and advocacy with Cancer Council)
- Jen Armstrong (2016 – founder of the Beauty Bank and domestic violence advocacy; also NSW Woman of the Year)
- Megan Barnes (2015 – pancreatic cancer awareness and advocacy)
- Karen Crawley (2014 -mitochondrial disease awareness and advocacy).