Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in North Coast Football for July.
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.
“We are delighted that a local volunteer, referee and coach have received this award and been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football,” 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 July.
Referee of the Month
Kobe is a determined young referee who obtained his Level 4 referee accreditation in 2015. At his first opportunity since turning 16 (minimum age for participating at the Level 3 course), he enrolled and attended the Level 3 course Coffs Harbour last month. Kobe always accepts appointments even if at short notice, and is very enthusiastic to progress further by constantly asking to be appointed to more challenging games.
Volunteer of the Month
Keith Williams is not on the committee at Nambucca Strikers but he is always there to help. He is always at the fields and travels each week as he supports three of his children in their various teams. Keith not only supports his children but helps in the canteen, as a game leader, substitute coach when one is not available and as a linesman or referee when needed. Keith goes out of his way to support and help in any way he can. Keith does so in a quiet and unassuming manner and is so giving of his time. Keith is not obligated in any way to help but always will. It is people like Keith who make community football great.
Coach of the Month
Peter has been a valuable member of the Coffs Coast Tigers Football community for many, many years. Over this period, Peter has grown as a coach and a valuable volunteer. His positive attitude is a valuable asset to all three teams that he coaches, and as such, has gained him valued respect from both the players and their families. Peter is always there to assist a team in need and offers valuable guidance to coaches whenever it is requested.