Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Alex Maggio as North Coast Football’s Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year for 2020.
Maggio officiates matches for North Coast Football and has shown true dedication and passion for the game giving players, coaches and spectators the best experience possible.
Maggio started refereeing in 2019 with great enthusiasm. This enthusiasm has grown as he has become more proficient and confident.
Alex often receives praise for his games from players, managers and other officials. He has progressed quickly to now be performing assistant referee duties at both NPL and CPL level.
Alex is also assigned with more junior referees so he can mentor them and is keen to progress further and complete his Level 3 as soon as one is available.
Northern NSW Football Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said NNSWF were delighted to be able to recognise Maggio’s contribution.
“Alex’s contribution to the game through his role as a Match Official has been wonderful,” Haynes said.
“Referees are vital to the enjoyment of the game by players, coaches and spectators alike and Alex has shown that he takes this responsibility very seriously. I congratulate Alex on his award on behalf of NNSWF and all players, coaches and spectators across the state.”
Newcastle Permanent Coffs Harbour Branch Manager, Lending Erica Farag congratulated Maggio on becoming the recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year award for North Coast Football.
“Through Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards we recognise the important role referees play in creating fair play and respect on the field,” Farag said.
“Our thanks to all the referees across northern NSW for their contributions to the game and congratulations to this year’s winner.”
As the winner of their Zone’s Referee of the Year award, Maggio is now a nominee for Northern NSW Football’s Annual Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year award to be announced during the week commencing 26 October.
About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:
Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High-Performance Program and Junior Football Program.
Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.
Integral to the Newcastle Permanent Community Football partnership is recognition of volunteers, coaches, referees and others on the ground who play a vital role in delivering the game across northern NSW.
The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of more than 10,000 free footballs to young players each year.