Northern NSW Football congratulates North Coast Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Award winners for July.
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 Recognition 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 July.
Volunteer of the Month
Jada Johnson – Woolgoolga United FC
Jada has been an integral part of Woolgoolga United for a long time.
She has played first grade, been club registrar and treasurer for six years. She is the first one to put her hand up to do whatever is needed to help the club on and off the field.
Referee of the Month
Lex is a good referee with an eye for the game. He works hard playing and refereeing for the sport he has grown up loving.
Coach of the Month
Rock Bailey – Maclean Football Club
Rock donates his time every week to coach more than 20 under-7s player, which is a difficult task.
He does it weekly without complaints and is genuinely teaching the kids excellent skills. Rock has purchased some of this own equipment to ensure the kids can be learn everything necessary to improve their skills.