It is with great sadness that West Yorkshire Netball announces the passing of Hilary Miller on 12th November 2020 from COVID-19. Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this difficult time
On her move to West Yorkshire from Birmingham, where she played for Linden NC, she joined the Leeds Athletic Institute NC, playing WA/GA. She then went on to start up her own netball club, some 45 years ago in 1975, through a night school class at Shipley College. Today this would be known as a ‘Back to Netball’ session. Some might say, she was a pioneer of our sport!
At the same time, the West Yorkshire League was established and Shipley Netball Club was born. A club Hilary was passionate about and where she played, coached and umpired, as well as being it’s first Chair. Until her retirement in the late 90’s, she could always be seen every weekend out on and around the netball court. We know there will be many of you from across our West Yorkshire netball family who will still remember her.
Her legacy is a strong netball club, now known as Shipley Swifts Netball Club, a Silver CAPS club, which has developed from one senior team and now boasts some 10 teams playing at both senior and junior level. A club that still has players and members that were inspired, helped and encouraged by her. We know how proud you were of the club and everyone will miss you but will ensure your legacy is not forgotten #RIPHilaryMiller ♥♥♥