NEWCASTLE Permanent has announced North Coast Football’s Community volunteer, coach and referee for the month of July.
Young referee Kobe Sangster accepted his rewards at the Grafton Branch of Newcastle Permanent from Branch and Lending Manager Erica Farag.
The 17 year-old is seen every weekend refereeing at Maclean on Friday nights and various Clarence Valley pitches on a Saturday.
NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes said: “Kobe displays all the attributes of not only a good Match Official but a good member of the Football Family”.
At the Coffs Harbour branch, manager Josh Freeman was happy to present the Volunteer of the Month prize to Keith Williams from the Nambucca Strikers and the Coach of the Month plaudits to Peter Sechi from the Coffs Coast Tigers.
Williams who played at Macksville has now been a Jack of all trades at the Strikers for a decade where his three children play and he occasionally fills in when player numbers are extremely light in the Over-35s team.
“I just chip in when I see the need,” Williams said modestly of his hard work in various roles at Coronation Park.
Sechi was nominated by the Tigers for his commitment to a number of teams over the duration of his service to the club.
He currently coaches the under-14s and under-17s and assists with the club’s C.ex Group Men’s Premier League team.
Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High-Performance Program and Junior Football Program.
Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.