Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for July

August 1st, 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 July.



Jordan Blick

Football Mid North Coast

Jordan has been a consistent performer for FMNC Referees this season. 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 ranks. Jordan has officiated as an Assistant Referee on 5 First Grade matches this season as well as a Centre Referee at WPL level only recently. Jordan sets a fine example for new and young match officials just starting out.




Christal Pearce

Wallamba FC, Football Mid North Coast

Christal is only a new player this season in the women’s division but is having a great season. Christal has recently completed her skills training course and now trains up to four teams every week for the club. Her passion for football has been positiving beneficial for the club ethos and has been amazing in her role as club registrar.




Matt Forster

Camden Haven Redbacks, Football Mid North Coast

Matt has been a brilliant coach at the Club for a number of years now. This year, Matt’s coaches the Under 18 boys, and they could not ask for a more dedicated coach. Matt trains with the boys twice a week, making the most of sometimes difficult situations as our Club often has to share fields with other codes or fit multiple teams into small spaces. Yet Matt never complains. Matt encourages the players to strive to be part of our Premier League team, taking the opportunity to train with the men when possible. Matt fosters an inclusive environment, and is a role model for these players. He never hesitates to help the Club, never complains, and through his own generous nature, shows these young men how to be role models in our community. With four sons all playing soccer, it would be much easier for Matt to sit on the sideline and watch, but every week he’s there contributing and building a better Club. People like Matt are the kind of coaches all Clubs need, and we are certainly a lucky club to have him.

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