Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Port Saints Football Club as the April Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award Winner.
Port Saints Football Club was awarded the Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award due to its significant contribution to the local community through maintaining a welcome partnership with Charles Sturt University, creating the opportunity for students to participate in the game and ultimately leading to the formation of female football teams for the students.
“Port Saints Football Club has made a significant and valuable contribution to the local community through its successful initiative of creating opportunities for female football through one its major stakeholders, Charles Sturt University,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes commented.
“We applaud the efforts of Port Saints Football Club Committee, coaches and players which demonstrate that community is integral to the club’s ethos,” Haynes concluded.
Newcastle Permanent Port Macquarie Branch Manager, Adam Power, echoed Haynes’ sentiments and is pleased a local Port Macquarie club has been rewarded for its efforts.
“Newcastle Permanent is proud to support community football across Northern NSW and it is great to see clubs working hard to make football such an inclusive sport, while teaching players about discipline and respect, both on and off the field,” Power said.
The love of our game is continuously growing, it is all because of our playmakers contribution and management of the club.
Port Saints Football Club will receive a $250 First Touch Football Supplies voucher to help them purchase anything in their need to assist their clubs growth.
The March Newcastle Permanent Playmaker of the Month Award goes to:
Port Saints Football Club
In the 2016 season and for the second year in a row, Port Saints Football has maintained a welcome partnership with Charles Sturt University. In particular this has created the opportunity for female students to mix with our local Club members and has resulted in the formation of the Port Saints CSU Ladies team – a team composed entirely of CSU students.
The players have been supported by the Club and the University alike and appear in Club colours sporting the CSU logo, flying the flag for both organisations.
This has been a great example of how the presence of regional Universities strengthen the communities in which they are involved and how Football can build bridges between different stakeholders.
Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate Port Saints Football Club and cannot wait to see the club progress in the 2016 season!
About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent
Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High Performance Program and Junior Football Program.
Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.
The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches