North Coast Football Announces its 2017 Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners

December 4th, 2017
PICTURED: Newcastle Permanent’s Anita Kleyn with NCF’s Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year Jack Schafer

North Coast Football (NCF) would like to congratulate this year’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Yearly Winners in their Zone.

Official Community Football Partner, Newcastle Permanent Building Society once again provided the monthly award program to recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers, coaches, match officials and clubs in each of Northern NSW Football’s seven-member Zones.

NCF president, Wendy Schafer, said that she was delighted to congratulate the winners from each category, as all were deserving recipients.

“Without volunteers, coaches and match officials, North Coast Football would not have been able to run a competition that was as successful as it was in 2017,” Ms Schafer said.

“Again congratulations to all winners.”

Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer Terry Millett echoed Schafer’s sentiments and said Newcastle Permanent is proud to honour those who give up their time to assist in the community.

“Without the dedication of volunteers, coaches and match officials such as these generous people, grassroots sports including football, would not survive,” Mr Millet said. “These committed people make it possible for kids to lead active, healthy lives.”

NCF, Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients.


Newcastle Permanent Club of the Year

Majos FC

Majos Football Club were the Premiers and Grand Final Winners of Women’s 2nd Div North; Premiers and Runners-Up Men’s 2nd Div North and their player growth 20% in 2017. Only 1 red card in the entire season and that was an R7 in the final week of the regular season.  They attended all clubs meetings, hosted NCF Zone Championships post-season and showed a consistently prompt response to communications with NCF.


Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year

Jack Schafer

Jack is a young referee who has worked very hard to improve his skills over the last few years. He is always keen to learn more and attends regular training sessions. Living in a regional area, Jack is often travelling many hundreds of kilometres to improve his skills as a referee. What is most pleasing is that Jack will spend time training young referees and providing assistance in their education. Jack is a great role model for all young referees. Congratulations Jack on your award!



Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Year

Joel Finlayson

Orara Valley FC

Joel puts a lot of effort into making training exciting and encourages the team a lot. Congratulations Joel!



PICTURED: Daniel Flack from Nambucca Strikers FC accepts Paul Cue’s Community Volunteer of the Year 2017, presented by Newcastle Permanent mobile lending manager Anita Kleyn.

Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year

Paul Cue

Nambucca Strikers FC

Paul has worked tirelessly for the Club over the years in many roles such as president, coach and now he has also become a referee. His ability to assist and motivate the members of the Nambucca Strikers has seen the Club grow and flourish. It is people like Paul who personify the love of our game at the community level by completing the many thankless tasks to ensure our clubs function so well for their members. Well done Paul!

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