IT could be a parent who drives hundreds of kilometres for training and games, a manager who ensures everything runs like clockwork off the court, or a coach who makes personal sacrifices for the team.
A national search has begun for the unsung heroes of netball and central Victorians are urged to nominate people who have made a difference locally.
Launched by Australian Diamond mid-court star Kimberlee Green, the 2014 Telstra Netball Hero award recognises those who devote time and energy off the court at community level.
Green's hero is her mum, former Olympic swimmer Denise Langford.
"Mum played a massive role in supporting me in my training, driving me to matches and providing the encouragement I needed to play at a representative level."
A finalist from every state will receive a $500 grant for the netball team, club or association connected to their hero, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G and a signed netball. The overall winner receives more prizes.
Visit Telstra Netball's Facebook page to nominate your hero. Entries close on June 9.