Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June
Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Hunter Valley Football for June 2018.
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 Maitland Branch Manager, Meeghan Mullaney, 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. It is great to see local representatives being recognised for their ongoing commitment,” Mullaney said.
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 June.
Referee of the Month
Brenda is an amazing referee who adjusts her style to the game and age group. For the lowers grades and ages she does a fantastic job of educating the players on the rules while making calls. She provides a great role model for up and coming referees.
Volunteer of the Month
Dean joined the club last season as an assistant coach with the U/11’s. This season, he has stepped into the role of Head Coach and has done a fantastic job with the team so far. He makes the game and training sessions enjoyable for every player in the team and ensures that everyone gets a fair go. Dean also turns up early each week to set up the fields for games and training and does all this at the age of only 17. Dean is a fantastic role model for young kids in the community and the club feels extremely pleased to have him as a part of the club.
Coach of the Month
Jason has been coaching for the club for many years and last year he took his team to the semi-finals for the first time. Getting results is not the main priority for Jason when it comes to football though – developing fine young boys and girls into fine young men and women is what’s important. He has coached his current group since U12’s and although there have been many lean years, his kids have always wanted to come back and play for him. In 2018, he has taken on additional coaching duties training both the U/16 & 17s together two nights a week, ensuring not only their fitness but teamwork improves, as can be seen by recent results. Jason is a willing helper in the club as well, assisting the club committee set up the home ground at 7am each match day and making life easier for the whole club.