Wendy Gambling has for many years been a tireless advocate and voice for her local Riverland sporting community, especially netball. Wendy has been an active contributor to her community in many ways over the years, but it is her lifelong dedication to the Riverland Netball Association, ﬁ rst as a player and later as an administrator, for which she has become best known. She has umpired all grades and was the manager of the team that won the 2004 World Masters Over 40’s Championship in Brisbane. Her work behind the scenes and as a media commentator has kept netball in the forefront of female sports at a time when there are so many tempting distractions. Wendy can rightfully take much credit for there being hundreds of girls playing netball in her community every weekend. Wendy is a Life Member of both the Riverland Netball Association and Netball SA. She truly is a local hero.