Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Newcastle Football for June.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Community Football Manager, 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.
“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 Acting CEO Mark Williams congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
Williams said “volunteers, referees and coaches are the lifeblood of clubs and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend.”
“Our thanks goes to the thousands of volunteers, referees and coaches across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field.”
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 June.
Referee of the Month
Josh is an enthusiastic and passionate young match official who has been an outstanding performer. He was one of the two match officials who represented Newcastle Football Referees at the recent NNSWF Boys’ Talented Official Program (TOP) Camp at Coffs Harbour, held in conjunction with the NNSWF Boy’s State Championships. Josh officiated at a very high standard throughout the tournament which accurately reflects his performances throughout his officiating on Newcastle’s fixtures. His movement and positioning on the field, communication skills and foul recognition were all highlights of his officiating. Joshua has a very bright future as a match official, and through his commitment to officiating at such a high level on the local Inter-District Joint Competition, he is a worthy winner of this month’s Newcastle Permanent Building Society Referee of the Month Award for Newcastle Football.
Volunteer of the Month
Mayfield United JSFC,
Laura has been a dedicated volunteer to Mayfield Juniors for five years now. Over this time she has used her passion and drive to improve the game at a club level from players in U/6’s, right through to senior level and has even driven the success of the clubs 3-4 year ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program and believes everyone should have the opportunity to play football.
Coach of the Month
Shortland United FC
Ross is a coach, president and head cook on the the BBQ. He is always around when help is needed yet still manages to coach two teams and supervises junior team coaches.