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Damien Smith Named Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month

July 20th, 2016

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Damien Smith from Byron Bay FC as Football Far North Coast’s Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month for June 2016.

Damien is the goalkeeping coach for Byron Bay FC and is “committed to coaching and bringing out the
best in our young goalkeepers and inspiring them to embrace this unique, very important, but often unloved football position.”

Damien is described within the club as, “one of our most passionate and dedicated club coaches, coaching a group of 10 junior keepers aged from 10 to 16 as well as our senior male and female keepers over 3 sessions a week. The goalkeeping squad is seen as a team among themselves and he provides great moral support as well as top notch technical training. He spends many hours researching drills and planning training sessions and also mentors youth players to develop them as goalkeeping coaches.”

Damien is also the Men’s Division 3 goalkeeper, assistant coach of the Men’s Division 1 team and fills in at any level when required, often playing Premier or Reserve Division football when called on.

Congratulations to Damien for being the worthy recipient of this award.

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 and volunteers, as well as the distribution of over 9,000 free balls to young players.

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