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Clark, Anne Evelyn (1903 - 1983)


16 August 1903
Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
12 June 1983
Netball Coach, Netball Player, Netball Umpire and Sports Administrator
Alternative Names
  • Clark, Annie


Anne Clark was a foundation member of the the New South Wales Women's Basket Ball Association (NSWWBAA) in 1929, remaining an active member until her death in 1983. An all-round sportswoman, Anne particpated in basket ball, hockey, physical culture from an early age, as a member of the City Girls' Amateur Sports Association (the predecessor organisation to the NSWWBAA), which she joined in 1924. Her membership led to a lifelong association with the development of women's basket ball (now netball) at local, state and national levels. Throughout her long career in netball, she held a range of executive positions on the board of the New South Wales Association (including the presidency for twenty-nine years) and the All Australia Netball Association. She received an All Australia Service Award in 1964.

In 1976, the Anne Clark Service Award was introduced in her honour. The award recognises individuals who have given at least ten years of outstanding service to netball in N.S.W. In 1983, the NSW State Netball Centre was named after her, in her honour.

Sources used to compile this entry: Dunbar, Judy, 1929-1989: 60 Years of Netball in New South Wales, Netball New South Wales, Sydney, 1989; Hyland, Deirdre, :"Little Anne" : a biography of Anne Clarke, B.E.M., N.S.W. Netball Association, Sydney, 1987.

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    Anne Clark assumed the presidency of the All Australia Women's Basket Ball Association (subsequently named the Australia Australia Netball Association and then, Netball Australia) in 1955, 1960, 1966, 1972, 1978.

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