Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for May
Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Football Mid North Coast for May.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Community Football Manager, Peter Haynes said the Newcastle Permanent Community Awards provide 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.
“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 was 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’s Brett Willing, Branch Lending Manager at Forster, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise referees, coaches and volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment,” Willing said.
From the pool of monthly winners, Football Mid North Coast 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 at NNSWF’s Annual Awards Night in October.
Northern NSW Football, Football Mid North Coast and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for May.
Referee of the Month
William is proving highly competent as a centre referee or when officiating on the sideline. He is observant throughout all games and is constantly gaining confidence as demonstrated through improved body language and the increased eye contact he is making with players. He has ambition to further develop his skills and progress his development as a referee.
Volunteer of the Month
Bruce starts his day setting up the fields ready for play. Once he has set up the mini fields, he progresses to the competitive teams set up and after that is done he then organises his cadet referees and runs the mini competition. His day continues with the competitive teams where he will run a line- be the ground official and help out in the canteen when they are busy. Seniors then kicks off where he is a manager and after the game, he stays back to help pack. Bruce has been doing this now for over 15 years and is the face behind Wingham Warriors. He also runs a fund raiser “every ” Friday night for the Wingham Warriors at the local bowling club where he raffles a seafood tray. Great work Bruce!
Coach of the Month
Mark has coached this team for over seven years and they have become a family of dedicated players and parents all thanks to ‘Wattsy’. Mark collects kids on his way to play or training every week and also organises BBQs and trial games all for the love of the sport. As a club, Moorland have benefited greatly from his skills and dedication which is vital to their small community.