Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Hunter Valley Football for May.
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, Peter Haynes 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.
“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’s Karen Daizel, Branch Lending Manager at Cessnock, 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. Our thanks to the thousands across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field,” said Daizel.
From the pool of monthly winners, Hunter Valley Football 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, Hunter Valley Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for May.
Referee of the Month
Haydyn is always being thanked by team officials from both teams when he has completed a match. The team management of both teams often ask of his name and compliment him on his fairness and professional ability as a referee and often remark that they wish they could have him referee each week. Haydyn started as an Instructional Referee with the MiniRoos at Maitland Junior Football and showed from the very beginning that he enjoyed what he was doing and could referee well. He has a calm and thoughful manner and this reflects in the way he manages his games as a referee.
Volunteer of the Month
Scott has dedicated many hours of his day and night to arrange Weston Juniors’ fields to be usable. Before he volunteered to be grounds keeper, the fields were brown and full of holes and now they’re green, well kept and all holes filled in and grass seeds planted. He even paid for all the dirt and grass seeds himself! He is at the grounds till 1am most nights moving hoses. Without his dedication and hard work, the kids would be playing on a hard ground.
Coach of the Month
Josh coaches the Under 5’s team with whom he is very patient and tries his best to keep every child happy. He is very dedicated to his team and is always happy to take on any advice given if it will be beneficial to the kids.