Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in North Coast Football for May.
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, Peter Haynes 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 Permanen’s Josh Freeman, Branch Manager, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Volunteers, referees and coaches are the lifeblood of clubs and community football, and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend. Our thanks to the thousands across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field,” Freeman said.
From the pool of monthly winners, North Coast 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, North Coast Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for May.
Referee of the Month
Jayden & Kyle Wood
The Wood brothers, Jayden and Kyle, are both very competent and enthusiastic young brothers who constantly request games whenever they can. They both have a passion for football and refereeing and consistently accept their appointments and even request more tasks whenever they can talk their parents into driving them which often ranges anywhere from Corindi, in the North, to Macksville in the South. Both consistently attend and actively participate at referee training and their cooperation and passion is highly commendable.
Volunteer of the Month
Skye is an integral part of keeping things running smoothly at all levels throughout her club in her role as Club Secretary. As all Club Committees know, their secretary is the first point of contact for the club and through hours of work, makes sure that all matter administration are completed to allow the players and coaches at all levels to get onto the pitch. Skye does all that as well as the organising and running of the Club’s Annual Junior Gala Day. She provides Maclean FC and the members a wonderful level of service which is greatly appreciated.
Coach of the Month
As a former player, Adam has been giving back to the club by sharing his knowledge with junior players and he is again continuing this year as coach of the Under 10’s. He is an outgoing and engaging person and has a great rapport with not only his players but the parents as well. Adam promotes skill development for the individuals in an inclusive team environment which is clearly visible at training and on game day. Not only has Adam helped at club level this year, he has jumped in and provided help on multiple occasions with the NCF SAP when needed. Such is Adam’s dedication to helping his team members develop their football and social skills, he also recently gave up his time on a Sunday (following the teams regular Saturday game) to look after his charges at a recent Gala Day at Maclean.