Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Winners Announced

August 29th, 2017
PICTURED: NPBS Coach of the Month, Courtney Anderson, Football Mid North Coast


Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month for July 2017 across the zones.

Football enriches character, intelligence, coordination and skill and each season, brave men and women step up to the plate and take on the task of helping our young athletes reach their potential: The Coach.

“Coaches are often the shopfront of our Community Football Clubs,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes commented.

“They can sometimes be the only interaction our players and their parents have with a club.”

Each month, one registered coach from each of NNSWF’s seven Member Zones will be awarded the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month award.

Each winner will receive a Newcastle Permanent Community Coaching kit consisting of 6 balls, 20 markers, 10 bibs and a whistle, as well as a polo shirt and cap, to assist in fulfilling their roles at their respective club.

At the end of the season, each Zone will nominate one community coach from their pool of winners, to represent their Zone for the opportunity to be named “Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year” announced at NNSWF annual awards night.

“It is coaches like this month’s winners who continue to ensure that their club is a good place to play and that their players are enjoying a positive football experience,” Haynes concluded.

Newcastle Permanent Acting Chief Executive Officer, Terry Millett echoes Haynes sentiments and applauds those who received the award.

“Coaching plays a vital role in developing the skills and attitude of young players, and it is great that Newcastle Permanent can provide the opportunity to recognise the efforts of local coaches who are dedicated to developing their players,” Millett said.

The July Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:

Cameron Hyde

South Lismore FC

Football Far North Coast

Cameron started his first senior coaching role in 2017 when despite recovering from cancer treatment, has guided South Lismore FC Men’s Division 1 to a possible promotion to the premier league in 2018. The team leads the point score and will finish either first of second after being in a lower division last year. Cameron also coaches at Southern Cross University Football Centre, with an involvement across several junior age groups. Cameron brings a positive attitude and promotes football opportunities and passion.


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Courtney Anderson

FMNC Port Macquarie

Football Mid North Coast

Courtney is a very dedicated coach. She is professional both on and off the pitch and is adored by her U12 SAP girls and parents. She spends her time coaching and training over the region with the travel alone sometimes taking hours. Courtney also plays in the 1st-grade WPL Women’s team for FMNC and never misses a session or game. I am her coach in her 1st grade WPL squad and she inspires me to be a better coach.


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Ben Robertson

Cessnock Unit Football Club

Hunter Valley Football

Ben goes way beyond all duties of a just a ‘coach’. He ensures that each and every player receives equal opportunities and most importantly having fun doing this. He believes in each and everyone on the team knowing that they all bring different skills to the team. Ben has a passion for soccer and a passion for our children. He also doesn’t forget us. Every week we as parents receive detailed texts about weekend games expected a time of arrival and ground address. Ben provides the fruit for half time to recharge our children as well as jersey washing each week. Ben is so much more than a coach to many of these boys. This award is well deserved.


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Dennis Kennedy

Belmont FC

Macquarie Football

Dennis has his team, a team of boys with varying skill levels performing at their best. Dennis is always encouraging, gives everyone a go and best of all ensures that the kids have a great deal of fun in both training and game day.


Mark James

Mayfield junior football club

Newcastle Football

Mark has been a coach of the same team from u6’s to under 9’s this year. The boys in this team have grown together and shown excellent sportsmanship when playing. This year mark has taken another u6’s team and goes above and beyond to make sure he coaches each team weekly and gets to both games to coach and provide support. He sends all parents messages with the date, time and address of the game each week and drives the players who need a lift. He provides oranges for half time, washes the jerseys, and buys equipment for training. He gets so much enjoyment from watching the teams grow throughout the season. Mark also goes to club meetings every month.


Peter Knott

Woolgoolga United Football Club

North Coast Football

Pete has coached girls football at our club for several years in this time he has taken teams away to the Oceania Cup in Alstonville with great success. Pete also is very dedicated and arranges outings for his team as well as being a taxi if required and only ever saying that it is all for the girls.


Josh Bartlett

Tamworth FC

Northern Inland Football

Providing a safe and enjoyable experience for their players and parents.

Goes out of their way to engage in all aspects of the club, not just their team.

Provides an opportunity for a disabled player to be part of their team.

Provides strong leadership and dedication to the team and club.

Has a high work ethic and encourages fair play – could be overall or one particular positive occurrence.

Always has a good relationship the match officials.

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