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The Forest Netball Club Committee has requested Council consider changing the name of the newly refurbished netball courts at Forestville War Memorial playing fields (known as Melwood Oval) to ‘The Margaret Cliff Netball Courts’ to acknowledge Margaret Cliff OAM for her contributions to both Forest Netball and the community.

You can provide feedback on the proposed name change by:

  • completing the form below
  • emailing us Council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
  • writing to us marked 'Naming proposal - Margaret Cliff Netball Courts' to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655.

Comments close Sunday 16 August 2020


Margaret Cliff OAM

Margaret Cliff OAM is a Life Member and a stalwart of Forest Netball Club, where she has served for 49 years and is also a current committee member of the Forestville RSL Memorial Playing Fields Committee (formerly a section 534A Local Government Act committee). She has held a position on this Committee for over 23 years.

Margaret has also been a valued Executive Member of Manly Warringah Netball Association for more than 25 years before retiring this year and is still an Active Life Member on various subcommittees.

In 2007 Margaret was awarded an Anne Clarke Service Award by NSW Netball for her significant contribution to netball at an Association level.

On 8 June 2020 Margaret was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Honours List recognises achievements and contributions made by individuals who demonstrate the values that Australians hold dear – ‘Compassion, service, excellence, dedication, courage, kindness and equality’ – Governor General.

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