A YOUNG netball player has been nominated for a national award after spending hundreds of hours getting other girls into sport.

Eleanor Robinson, a year 10 pupil at Durham Johnston School, was the winner of the North East Young Volunteer of the Year at the regional “Goalden Globe” netball awards after being nominated by her coaches Marie Ewing and Ailsa Johnson.

The 15-year-old, who is a member of Durham Palatinates Netball Club, has been coaching since 2014 and has spent more than 430 hours volunteering with younger players as part of England Netball’s pass on your passion programme.

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As well as playing for the club’s under 16s squad she also coaches an under 11s mini team twice a week and supports the development of younger coaches.

She is now up against nine other young volunteers from across the country for the award, with the winner chosen through a national award.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham in September.

To vote for Eleanor in the young volunteer category visit www.englandnetball.co.uk/make-the-game/goalden-globe-awards-2017.