Anzac medal for Mel
Monday, 6th May, 2019
By Emily Ferguson
The Broken Hill Netball Association held its annual Anzac Round last Tuesday night to honour those who served and died in war.
All the games began with the players, coaches and umpires lining up on the court for the Anzac ode, the Last Post and a minute’s silence.
Players, from under 9s to A Grade, bowed their heads to remember and honour the fallen.
Each year, the association, in conjunction with the Broken Hill RSL, awards an Anzac Medal in honour of former Broken Hill netballer Sergeant Wendy Jones who in 2005 was one of nine Australian Defence Force personnel killed when their Navy Sea King helicopter crashed on the Indonesian island of Nias.
The medal is awarded to an A-grade player who displays the Anzac spirit of self-sacrifice, fair play, team work and courage.
This year it was won by Mel Moldenhauer of “The Dream Team”.