THE reality of being the first woman inducted into the Ovens and Murray Football Netball League Hall of Fame has finally sunk in for Myrtleford’s own Lindy Singleton.
After finding out around four-weeks-ago that she would become the first netballer honoured Singleton (nee Burgess) said it was only when the news became public knowledge last Wednesday that she realised how big it all was.
“I was at a funeral travelling between the cemetery and the wake when they rang me to tell me the news so I was crying with excitement and had mixed emotions that day,” she said.
“It didn’t sort of feel real but now it’s starting to feel real with the photos and footage friends are sending to me.
“I didn’t realise how big a deal it was, I’m just sitting down here in Melbourne going about things but it’s just amazing, to have people share it with me just gives me shivers.”
Singleton who was born and raised in Myrtleford played and coached Myrtleford in the inaugural Ovens and Murray netball season in 1993 before going on to have two more stints at the club (1995-97 and 2006).