It is with much sadness we announce the loss of our Life Member and friend of Newcastle Netball, Lois Green.
The Hunter region has produced many fine netballers over the years but one whose influence will never diminish is their first Australian representative player Lois Green.
Lois started her netball career at St Aloysius Girls High School in Hamilton and it was here that her love of netball was fostered.
Making her debut for New South Wales in 1954 as a goal keeper and goal defence, Lois went on to become one of the state’s longest serving representatives.
Her impressive playing record includes ten national championships, as well as the Vice Captaincy in 1957 and Captaincy from 1961–1963.
In 1961 Lois became Newcastle’s first Australian representative player when she was selected in the Australian Squad.
Lois and her sister Nola also created history by being the only two sisters from New South Wales to be in the Australian Squad at the same time.
Lois played for Newcastle for 15 years and coached the Newcastle open side from 1967 to 1978. She was a long standing member of the Newcastle Netball Executive Committee.
Lois received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for her participation and support of netball for over 50 years and is a Netball NSW Hall of Fame representative.
Lois will be laid to rest next Tuesday 20 December. Please refer to the family notice later in the week for more information.