Lithgow District Netball Association are saddened at the news that long time member Denise Nightingale passed away suddenly last week.
Denise was an extremely valuable member of the Lithgow Netball fraternity, and has been instrumental in the continued development of Lithgow Netball.
During her association with Lithgow Netball, Denise held almost every Committee position, including President, Umpire Co-Ordinator and Games Co-Ordinator.
Denise's more notable contributions were in the field of coaching, often coaching numerous local and representative teams in the one season over many seasons, rightly earning her the Super Coach nickname.
It was inevitable that both Denise's daughters Keira and Maicee have followed in her footsteps in netball circles, both being highly regarded players and officials.
The sidelines will be a lot quieter, but Denise's influence will remain strong in our Association.
Denise's knowledge, advice, support, mentoring, friendship and major contributions to netball in Lithgow will be greatly missed.
Lithgow Netball extends is sincerest sympathy to Jim, Keira, Maicee, Haymish, Ayden as well as her extended Wallerawang Netball Club family and friends.
As a mark of respect last Saturday, one minute silence was held before each game for players, officials and spectators to reflect on the amazing contribution Denise has made to Lithgow Netball.
Denise's funeral will be held at St Patrick's Church Lithgow at 11am on Wednesday, March 24.
200 mourners will be allowed into the church, including family, but there will be an overflow venue at St Patrick's Primary School hall which will view the service via livestream, and a link will be provided for those unable to attend in person.
All attendees will be made to check in via the Services NSW app.
Mourners are asked to dress in bright colours with a dash of red.
The celebration will then be held at Lithgow City Bowling Club.
If you need some assistance in dealing with the passing of Denise, please reach out to GriefLine on 1300 845 745 between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.
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