DOROTHY Lockwood was the face of netball in Tamworth for decades up until her passing last year.
Now, her service to the sport in the region has been honoured posthumously with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
Mrs Lockwood was a life member of the Tamworth Netball Association, and the incumbent president, up until her death in 2017.
She was a towering figure in the sport, and according to those that knew her best, her family, Mrs Lockwood was a humble person who valued fair play and good sportsmanship above being the best.
Mrs Lockwood was 83.
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