Minister for Women Pru Goward was joined by Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres to announce Paige Hadley as the 2016 Local Woman of the Year for Penrith.
Ms Goward said Ms Hadley’s nomination recognises her outstanding achievements through many years of hard work and dedication.
“It’s the hard work of community heroes like Paige that serves as an inspiration to young women across the community and New South Wales,” Ms Goward said.
Paige is an Australian international netballer. Primarily a wing attack and centre player, she is a member of the Australian national team and plays in the ANZ Championship for the NSW Swifts.
Paige ruptured her left anterior cruciate ligament in 2014 which ruled out of the remainder of the season however she made a successful comeback in 2015.
Paige was part of the Australian Diamonds January 2016 tour of England. The Diamonds took a clean sweep of the Test series against the Roses with a 3-0 victory.
Mr Ayres said he was delighted to name Ms Hadley the 2016 Penrith Local Woman of the Year.
“It is truly a privilege to be able to acknowledge Paige’s work and her success not just as a local but as a strong woman representing Australia,” Mr Ayres said.
Local award winners will be invited to join their Member of Parliament at the 2016 NSW Women of the Year award ceremony to be held at Parliament House in March.
For more information on the 2016 NSW Women of the Year awards visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.