Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Newcastle Football for July.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks said the Newcastle Permanent Community Awards provide an important opportunity to recognise those who make the game what it is today.
“Without this month’s winners, football simply would not be in the position it is, each of these winners has made an outstanding contribution to their clubs and deserve to be recognised,” Hicks said.
“Community Football relies on a collective effort and these awards reflect the appreciation extended to everyone who plays a role in progressing our game.
“I am pleased we are able to thank and acknowledge each of them on behalf of the sport, thanks to the support of our major sponsor, Newcastle Permanent.”
Each of the winners was selected from a number of nominations made by club colleagues and observers of the game. Each winner receives unique packs from Official Community Football Partner, Newcastle Permanent to help them in their endeavours.
Newcastle Permanent CEO Bernadette Inglis congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment,” Inglis said.
From the pool of monthly winners, Newcastle Football will nominate one winner from each category to represent their Zone for the opportunity to be named “Newcastle Permanent Community Football Winner of the Year” to be announced at NNSWF’s Annual Awards Night in October.
Northern NSW Football, Newcastle Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for July.
REFEREE OF THE MONTH
Tim participated as a Match Official at the recent Boys State Titles and from his own words ‘ learnt a lot and gained a lot of experience over the weekend’. Tim has grown in confidence from his involvement with the TOP Camp at the Titles and its showing dividends on the pitch since returning.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
University of Newcastle Womens Football Club, Newcastle Football
Annelise has been a massive asset to the committee and the club for the University of Newcastle Womens team this year so far. Annelise has been a part of the club for several years and been a valuable member of the committee for the past 3 years. An injury has unfortunately taken Annelise out of playing this year however she is at every game supporting all 6 teams across the club and providing coaches with added support if needed. Annelise has played a large role in the behind the scenes for the club with ensuring all 100 players are registered correctly, getting the club accredited with Northern NSW Football, organising new training equipment for each team, and always looking at the future of the club both within the University and the Newcastle football region. She is coaching and organising our state cup team for this year and ensuring everyone is included across all levels of the club. Annelise is a prominent figure within the club and is respected by everyone.
COACH OF THE MONTH
Seaham Bowthorne, Newcastle Football
Caroline has three young kids and coaches an under 6’s team. She is renouned for always being prepared at training and games. Always having snacks for the players at half time. Caroline strives to make an enjoyable atmosphere for the kids.