Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates North Coast Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Award winners for September.
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 September.
Volunteer of the Month
Peter Knott – Woolgoolga United FC
Peter Knott is a tireless worker who shows great leadership in that he leads by example and spends many hours working for the club each week, often at the expense of his own business.
He has been instrumental in increasing the number of registered players at the club and he relates well to the parents and community.
Coach of the Month
Josh Brown – Orara Valley SC
Josh Brown was nominated by Orara Valley SC for his commitment to the club where he coaches the under-15s team.
Referee of the Month
Alex Maggio started refereeing in 2019 with great enthusiasm. This enthusiasm has grown as he has become more proficient and confident.
Alex often receives praise for his games from players, managers and other officials. He has progressed quickly to now be performing assistant referee duties at both NPL and CPL level.
Alex is also assigned with more junior referees so he can mentor them and is keen to progress further and complete his Level 3 as soon as one is available.