Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates North Coast Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners for August.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said the Newcastle Permanent Community Awards provided 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,” Haynes 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 were 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 congratulated each of the winners and thanked them for their contribution to the game.
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 in October.
Northern NSW Football, North Coast Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for August.
Volunteer of the Month
Gavin Jones – Scotts Head Sharks
Gavin Jones was nominated by Scotts Head Sharks for his ongoing commitment and dedication to football.
Jones, president of Scotts Head Sharks, has overseen the largest percentage growth in player numbers at a North Coast Football club this year.
Coach of the Month
Andrew Plump – Northern Storm
Andrew Plump was nominated by Northern Storm for his commitment over the duration of his service to the club.
Plump, from Sapphire Beach, has worked closely with North Coast football to raise the skill level of players in the area.
Referee of the Month
Josh Kerr – North Coast Football
Josh Kerr 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.
Josh, 16, appears confident but not arrogant. He is capable, well prepared and presents as a good role model for other younger referees.