Cate Newman Obituary, Death – It is with profound sorrow that the Hills District Netball Association (HDNA) announces the unexpected passing of our beloved President, Cate Newman, earlier this week. Cate was a dedicated and passionate individual who devoted her heart and soul to the sport of netball, leaving an indelible mark on the community she served.
Cate’s remarkable journey with HDNA spanned nearly a decade, during which she held various pivotal roles, including Umpires Committee member, Office Admin, Treasurer, and ultimately, President. Her unwavering commitment to the association and the sport was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of working alongside her.
HDNA Vice President, Lisa Robertson, fondly remembers Cate as a tireless advocate for the joy of netball. “Cate loved netball; it was her passion, and she instilled that love in so many people,” Lisa remarked. Her enthusiasm for the game was infectious, and her dedication extended to coaching her daughter Dom’s Beecroft team, which recently secured their first grand final victory—an accomplishment that brought immense pride to Cate.
Beyond her role as President, Cate’s legacy extended to Netball Australia, where she made significant contributions, particularly through her collaboration with Netball NSW on the Play HQ community integration.
The news of Cate’s sudden departure has left the netball community in disbelief, and the void she leaves behind is immeasurable. As we grapple with this loss, our thoughts and support are with Dom, Cate’s family, and friends during this profoundly difficult time.
Cate Newman’s legacy is not just the roles she held or the titles she carried but the passion, dedication, and love for netball that she spread far and wide. She leaves behind a legacy that will forever be etched in the hearts of the HDNA community and the broader netball family. We will remember Cate with deep admiration and gratitude for the incredible impact she had on our sport and our lives.