Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in North Coast Football for August.
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 Permanent Coffs Harbour Branch Manager Josh Freeman, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“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 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 August.
Referee of the Month
As a Referee, Kori not only does he continue to develop his skills each week, along with his positive attitude and willingness to be part of the Refereeing team on match days, he has gained the respect of his peers and the teams he officiates. From his home town of Maclean, not only does Kobe Referee Junior Competitive matches he has been entrusted with Centre Referee appointments for the Senior Lower division matches predominately in the Clarence area of the North Coast Zone. Further this year he has also been promoted to an Assistant Referees Role for both the NCF men’s Premier League and Reserve Grade. NCF is proud to have Kori as part of the Zone’s match official ranks and very much looks forward to his ongoing contribution.
Volunteer of the Month
Vanessa is a tireless worker for the club. Whilst she is the Club Treasurer, Vanessa chips in being the Canteen Coordinator as well as the Game Duty Officer. Given she works away from home (Urunga) in Port Macquarie, Vanessa still manages to find the time to do these jobs as well as whatever other running around needs to be done. The Club Committee and Urunga members appreciate what she does over and above week in and week out to help them function as a Club and getting games completed at their home ground.
Coach of the Month
Josh is a fantastic coach who demonstrates positivity and has already begun developing club culture, through respect on and off the pitch, and promoting team play.