Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Football Mid North Coast for July.
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 Port Macquarie Branch Manager Adam Power, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise volunteers, referees and coaches who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see local representatives being recognised for their ongoing commitment”, Power 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 July.
Referee of the Month
Maxwell Mangan (from Port Macquarie)
Max began refereeing this season after completing his Level 4 accreditation in Port Macquarie. He has been willing to listen and learn and has attended numerous development gala days as a referee to gain more experience. He has done well in officiating on competitive junior matches and has also been an assistant on senior matches. Max also plays on Friday nights in the U16 competition with the Port United Goannas.
Volunteer of the Month
Kascie King (Tinonee SC)
Kascie took on the role of Secretary at Tinonee SC this season. Kascie has proven to go above and beyond the call of duty with all things relating to the club and is a valuable member of the Football Mid North Coast football community.
Coach of the Month
Darren Barlow (Port Macquarie FC)
2018 is Darren’s sixth year coaching his team at Port FC. He has given up so much time and energy to coach the kids, often rearranging his personal and work commitments to ensure he doesn’t miss training or a game. The kids started as 5-year-olds that had no idea about the game, and through Darren’s coaching and guidance, have all grown into very capable and passionate players. Without Darren’s patience, encouragement, caring attitude and love of the game the kids would not be the skilled players they are now as many of them going on to represent their school and have made local development squads.