Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Michael Wallace as Football Mid North Coast’s Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year for 2020.
Wallace was nominated by Taree Wildcats FC for his ongoing commitment and dedication to football.
Wallace took over as Taree Wildcats FC’s secretary this year, returning to the role to help turn the club around.
Wallace led the charge as the club achieved a five-star rating in the National Club Development Program, consistently working towards before finally achieving the goal.
Wallace works tirelessly on behalf of the club and is a driving force behind its success.
Northern NSW Football Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said NNSWF were delighted to be able to recognise Wallace’s contribution.
“Without volunteers such as Michael our sport simply would not be in the position it currently enjoys,” Haynes said.
“Michael’s contribution to Taree Wildcats FC has been key to its ability to provide positive football experiences for all its members. I am pleased that NNSWF can thank and recognise Michael on behalf of the sport.”
Newcastle Permanent Taree Branch Manager Kayla Ronvavuso congratulated Wallace on becoming the recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year award for Football Mid North Coast.
“Volunteers are at the heart of any club’s activities and operations,” Ronavuso said.
“This award recognises the great example of members giving back to their local club and community. Newcastle Permanent is proud to recognise and reward volunteers for their valuable contribution.”
As the winner of their Zone’s Volunteer of the Year award, Wallace is now a nominee for Northern NSW Football’s Annual Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year award to be announced during the week commencing 26 October.
About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:
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.
Integral to the Newcastle Permanent Community Football partnership is recognition of volunteers, coaches, referees and others on the ground who play a vital role in delivering the game across northern NSW.
The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Month, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of more than 10,000 free footballs to young players each year.