Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for April

April 26th, 2019

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Football Mid North Coast for April.

The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.  

NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football, Ross Hicks 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 Taree Branch Manager, Vanessa Byma, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise those who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see local representatives being recognised for their ongoing commitment.”, Byma 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 April.

Referee of the Month


Fiona became a Level 4 Referee at the start of 2018. That year, Fiona was selected to attend the Northern NSW Football Talented Officials Program in Coffs Harbour (TOP Camp). Fiona is a great example to other fellow match officials and always willing to help out. She did a great job at the Viking Challenge in Forster early in March and has already officiated as a centre Referee on a Senior Ladies match in 2019. Fiona is a great example for young match officials whom are just starting out.

Volunteer of the Month


Louise always goes above and beyond. While being the treasurer, she is also unofficially the fount of all knowledge within the club. She ensures every aspect runs as smoothly as possible and keeps all the other volunteers on top of their duties. Louise manages the U/16 team and keeps both players and coach up to date, deals with any issues as they arise and makes sure everyone from parents to players and even oppositions has an enjoyable experience. Louise’s positivity and boundless energy as well as her inclusive nature make her most deserving of every award possible. Without Louise our club would not be functional.

Coach of the Month


Rachel is the coach of the FMNC Under 12s Girls development squad in Port Macquarie and is so positive with the girls. Not only do they all have fun, but Rachel builds technical aspects into training sessions combined with fun. She is also a committee member for local football club Wauchope FC even though she doesn’t play or have a sibling at the club which shows her commitment to football.

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