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Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Announced for August

September 26th, 2017
PICTURED: Adam Power from Newcastle Permanent Port Macquarie, with Football Mid North Coast award winner Kacia Goodsell from Wauchope Soccer Club.

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month for August 2017 across the zones.

Football enriches character, intelligence, coordination and skill and each season, brave men and women step up to the plate and take on the task of helping our young athletes reach their potential: The Coach.

“It is very pleasing to be able to recognise each of this Month’s winners for displaying the attitudes and behaviours that NNSWF is trying to instil in all Community Coaches,” Community Football Manager, Peter Haynes said.

Each month, one registered coach from each of NNSWF’s seven Member Zones will be awarded the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month award.

Each winner will receive a Newcastle Permanent Community Coaching kit consisting of 6 balls, 20 markers, 10 bibs and a whistle, as well as a polo shirt and cap, to assist in fulfilling their roles at their respective club.

At the end of the season, each Zone will nominate one community coach from their pool of winners, to represent their Zone for the opportunity to be named “Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year” announced at NNSWF annual awards night.

“Providing an effective learning environment in a safe and fun way is key to each Club to provide a positive football experience to their players and each of this Month’s winners should be commended for their commitment to their club and their team.”

Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer, Terry Millett echoes Haynes sentiments and applauds those who received the award.

“Newcastle Permanent is proud to support community football across Northern NSW and it is great to be able to recognise the efforts of a local coach who shows such dedication to developing his team,” Williams said.

The August Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:

FFNC NPBS Aug COM Matt Chipps

Matt Chipps

Uki Pythons FC

Football Far North Coast

Matt Chipps has been involved with Uki Pythons FC for ten years and been a coach for the past five. Matt is an enthusiastic coach who inspires his players and earns the respect of all players. Matt is firm but fair and instils positive values into the junior players that he coaches. Matt aims to implement different coaching sessions and make football a fun experience.


FMNC NPBS Aug COM Kacia Goodsell

Kacia Goodsell


Football Mid North Coast

Kacia always encourages fair play and even though we haven’t had a win yet, the kids are still motivated and playing their best. They have improved so much this season and they all respect Kacia.

Has patience with a team of mixed levels of ability and behaviour, especially those that have not played soccer before. Kacia, even with having not won a game shows up each week to training and game day with a positive attitude.

Kacia is amazing with the kids. She shows emotion and commitment to the team. The kids love her and she is definitely making a huge difference.


Mark Ling

Maitland Junior Football

Hunter Valley Football

Mark has coached this team since some of them were in U6; in that time he has been an outstanding mentor for the boys. He has made all the players feel like valuable members of the team regardless of their skill level. He has nurtured the development of players who required extra assistance due to issues that sometimes hindered their teamwork, he has always demonstrated respect and been patient where others may not have. His passion for the game is second to none and he has instilled this passion in the team, so much so that despite the team naturally growing as the age group progressed, players desperately wanted to join the team to be part of his high-quality training program. In the 6 seasons that the team has been blessed to have him, coach has always remained positive and built the team up when they have felt defeated, his famous end of game huddle has always been an integral part of learning from the game, be it a win or loss and acknowledging the effort that was given. He models good sportsmanship by interacting with officials and the opposition’s coach and manager in a friendly and positive manner. He has devoted and volunteered over 200 hours of his time to his team. It would be a huge honour, as the boys move on to graded soccer next year, to acknowledge our appreciation of his outstanding contribution by having him recognised as Coach of the Month. If there was a Coach of the Season, Year or Decade we would nominate him for that as well!! Thank you for the opportunity to nominate Mark for this special award.


MF COM Aug Aaron Shaw Warners Bay FC

Aaron Shaw

Warners Bay

Macquarie Football

Aarons dedication is 2nd to none! It’s no secret that as a team we have struggled over the past few years. We don’t win many games, but we always put up a good fight. Aaron has always stood by the kids and never once let them feel like they aren’t good enough! Aaron has been nothing but amazing with the kids. He is always encouraging and always positive towards the kids. Aaron offers his time twice a week to train the kids and all his hard work and amazing efforts are paying off. We are currently sitting 3rd on the ladder (which is a mammoth improvement) and the kids spirits, love for the game and teamwork have never been higher!

We are so lucky to have Aaron back on board for another season this year and we cant wait to see where he leads the kids over the coming years!


NF COM Aug Riley Blunt Raymond Terrace FC

Riley Blunt

Raymond Terrace soccer club

Newcastle Football

This year is Riley’s 2nd year coaching the kids, they respect him and can’t wait for training days and games days. Riley makes sure the kids are having the best time and that they are continually learning new skills. He goes out of his way for his team. Riley deserves the recognition that he puts into his team.


Joel Finlayson

Orara Valley Football Club

North Coast Football

Joel puts a lot of effort into making training exciting and encourages the team a lot.


David Stanton

North Companions

Northern Inland Football

David is fabulous at getting the team to work together. He encourages them consistently and always encourages fair play.

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