Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June

June 27th, 2019

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in North Coast Football for June.

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, Ross Hicks 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 Erica Farag congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

Farag said “through Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards we are able to recognise the important role volunteers, referees and coaches play in reinforcing a culture of fair play and respect on the field.”

“Our thanks goes to all the volunteers, referees and coaches across Northern NSW for their contributions to the game and congratulations to this month’s winners.”

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 June.


Referee of the Month

Will Goodwin

Will has been officiating for two years. His skills and knowledge continue to grow the more he referees and he is currently graded to AR at the Premier League level in the NCF competition; coupled with his officiating  in the NPL. Will has maintained his enthusiasm and skill levels throughout his career and is eager to continually improve shown through his desire to take onboard coaching advice from the senior referees.


Volunteer of the Month

Gayle Murray

Macksville Soccer Club

Gayle is almost always at the club. Whether she is running the canteen, making ice cups, ordering shirts or getting ready to take a raffle to the local RSL, she goes above and beyond, and this is why the little club is getting bigger and better. Her dedication to her work is certainly appreciated by all.


Coach of the Month

Craig MacDonald

South Grafton Gunners FC

Craig is always giving the children he coaches 100% of his time and effort. He often comes straight from work to training, and teaches the kids skills about football, but also about growing up.

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