Mrs Judy Russell has contributed to the sport of netball in administration, umpiring, coaching and managing roles. She was Finance Convenor/Treasurer of Netball New Zealand and Treasurer of the Netball New Zealand Umpires Association. She has been President and Treasurer of the Auckland Netball Association and has held leadership roles in the Auckland Netball Umpires Association and the Auckland Provincial Netball Umpires Association. She has been a Theory and Practical Umpires examiner in the Auckland region. She was Convenor of the Auckland Netball Centenary Jubilee committee and researcher for the book published for the celebrations. Mrs Russell helped organise the 1975 International Tournament in Auckland.
Mrs Judith (Judy) Russell, of Whitianga, MNZM for services to netball