Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for August

August 30th, 2019

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 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,” Hicks said. 

“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 volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative 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 August.



Ambrose Humphreys

Ambrose is in his third season as a referee and has been a consistent performer yet again. He began officiating in 2017 after completing the Level 4 Referee course and is one of a number of good talented officials coming through the FMNC ranks. Ambrose broke into the senior ranks this season and has now been the centre referee on five senior matches (three men’s, two women’s). He has also centred three NPL Youth matches (U15/16) and been an assistant referee on three FMNC First Grade Premier League matches this season. Ambrose sets a fine example for new and young match officials just starting out.




Kay Roach

Tuncurry Forster FC

Kay took over as canteen manager at Tuncurry Forster for 2019 season. She  completely gutted the canteen and painted it, put in cupboards and made the canteen environment meet health needs. She has introduced a very healthy variety and has also had a barista style coffee machine installed. Kay opens Friday nights for Ladies and all day Saturdays for the juniors and seniors. Kay bakes all the products she sells and make fresh salad rolls, toasties etc. fresh for our patrons. People from all clubs have commented just how amazing our canteen is. The club profits have increased a lot allowing the club to purchase more coaching aids for players.




Brittney Ollson

Old Bar Barbarians

Brittney goes above and beyond the call of duty as a coach. She is super dedicated, puts in extra free school holiday coaching clinics and includes fun and treats into her coaching. She picks player of the week each week and all players get a pat on the back and acknowledgment. While she is firm, she is extremely generous, kind and caring and has a team full of teenagers who they respect greatly even though she’s just a few years older than them. Brittney deserves to be recognised and praised for her commitment to the ladies team as coach and captain, to the 14’s as their coach and to the club as part of their coaching committee

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