Northern NSW Football congratulates North Coast Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award winners for May.
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 October.
Volunteer of the Month
Fiona Clancy – Boambee FC
Fiona has volunteered year after year at Boambee FC. She has always held multiple positions within the club as well as serving as club president.
She always gives her time to recruit new players and is there for the coaches and managers, co-ordinating the MiniRoos program and ensuring the club’s success.
Fiona also manages to play in the over-30s women’s team and encourages both the younger and older members to play their best having been instrumental in making the club a close knit community and family.
Referee of the Month
Sean 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.
A young referee, Sean has been refereeing in the Clarence and assisting with NPL for the last couple of seasons, developing into a capable referee that enjoys this aspect of football.
Coach of the Month
Kate Silvy – Coffs City United
Kate and her daughter, Georgia, have united Coffs City United’s under-12s girls team. Most players had not played together and some had not played at all. But it looked as though the team would have to fold early on in the year when they could not find a coach.
Kate, Georgia and their family encouraged and strengthened the team’s skills and enjoyment, which saw every player improve.
A number of parents have commented how much their daughter’s skills have improved in a short space of time thanks to their fantastic coaches.