Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Football Far 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 recognized” 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 Ballina Branch Manager David Parker 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, referees and coaches who generously give back to their clubs and communities,” Parker said.
“It is great to see these local representatives being recognised for their ongoing commitment.”
From the pool of monthly winners, Football Far 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 Far North Coast and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for June.
Referee of the Month
Amalia completed her level 4 course this year and joins her sister, Kiara. Being a talented player, Amalia understands the important role that match officials have in our game. She has an eagerness to learn and is a worthy recipient of this award.
Volunteer of the Month
Catherine is a great asset to the Uki Pythons team. She has an outstanding drive towards community spirit with real heart and soul for football and it’s players. Catherine (aka Cat) has been playing the game for about twenty years soccer, with her involvement starting in Sydney. Catherine moved to the local area and has been with Uki Pythons for two years after previously playing in the Gold Coast competition with clubs including Kingscliff, Banora and Tweed. Cat has always been a club volunteer in roles such as club working bees, committees and working in the canteen. She was a committee member last season and this year is now the club Secretary and MPIO. On match days you will find Cat somewhere around the grounds and she is an enthusiastic, positive and responsive volunteer.
Coach of the Month
Emily has been coaching an all girls’ team for four years and is a wonderful role model for the young girls at the club. She commenced coaching as a teenager with great enthusiasm and commitment. She approaches the coaching in a professional manner but has lots of fun and is loved by her team players. Emily has strong support from team parents making her commitment easier. The player returns each year are very strong in this group because they all love being part of this team irrespective of how they perform in the competition. Emily is also a young senior women’s player, supported by her family who are all loyal members of Alstonville FC. Emily is an excellent choice for Community Coach of the Month for June that aligns with Female Football Week.