Northern NSW Football congratulates Football Mid North Coast’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award winners for June.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said the Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Awards provided 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,” Haynes 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 were 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 CEO Bernadette Inglis congratulated each of the winners and thanked them for their contribution to the game.
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 in October.
Northern NSW Football, Football Mid North Coast and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for June.
Volunteer of the Month
Richard Allen – Great Lakes United FC
Richard is the club’s winter competition, summer 6s and annual Viking Challenge registrar. He has also coached his children for eight years and is on sub committees for Summer 6s and the Viking Challenge.
For Summer 6s Richard organises referees, prints out game cards, completes draws as well as updates scores.
At Viking Challenge Richard completes the draw, inputs game results and helps with the smooth running of the two-day event.
Whenever a hand is needed at the club’s ground Richard is there to help. He is a wonderful asset to Great Lakes United FC and his continued support is greatly appreciated by all at the club.
Referee of the Month
Terry has been one of Football Mid North Coast’s premier referees over the last few years, regularly officiating FFA Cup and Coastal Premier League matches through to junior community matches.
Terry brings experience and knowledge to the pitch every time he referees and is consistent with his decisions. He communicates well with players and treats everyone with respect.
Coach of the Month
James Goldsmith – Taree Wildcats
James is a committed coach at Taree Wildcats, coaching the under-9s Leopards and Ladies Leopards as well as the club’s Coastal Premier League side.
James also leads the club’s recently started Tiny Tots program with some teenage coaches.