Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June

June 27th, 2019

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

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, 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.

“Volunteers, referees and coaches are the lifeblood of clubs and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend” Byma said.

“Our thanks goes to the thousands of volunteers across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field. ”

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 June.


Referee of the Month

Abby Cutler

Abby is a Game Leader for Old Bar Barbarians Football Club Mini Roos fixtures. She is a dedicated and hardworking young match official and balances this with her playing commitments. Over her years of officiating she has grown in confidence and has become a great role model for the junior members of this club.


Volunteer of the Month

Kooreil Lester

Old Bar Barbarians

Kooreil joined the club committee for the 2019 season but is also a memeber of our O35’s team, and a wonderful coach, which he has been doing for several years now.

Since joining the Committee, Kooreil has been hands on with getting everything prepared for the 2019 season. He was the speaker at Muster Day, Senior Launch Night, Coaches & Managers night, attended Nomination night, already helped out with our local raffles, helped out at Gear Day and assisted the Grounds Manager with getting the fields ready with new soil and line marking.  Kooreil is always offering to help out wherever he can, and nothing is ever a problem. He is a great asset to the club.


Coach of the Month

Scott Rixon

Kempsey Saints FC

Scott has a significant workplace injury that makes it difficult for him to walk at times but his does not stop him. He trains the team twice a week and coaches from the sideline each Friday night game. Scott encourages each and every player on the team and awards a best player each game with funds from his own pocket. Scott is a positive, enthusiastic and passionate person which rubs off on the team. The 2019 U15 Kempsey Saints team is the result of combining two team – Scott coached one of teams in 2018 and has made the team members from the other team feel as though they have been there all along. This has really helped the team gel and they are playing great football. Scott is a great role model for these young teenagers in showing no matter how hard something is or how much it hurts, when you commit to something you keep going and don’t let people down.

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