Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Hunter Valley Football for April.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football, 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 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 Cessnock Branch Manager, Karen Dalziel, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“We are delighted that a local volunteer, referee and coach have received this award and been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football”, Dalziel 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 April.
Volunteer of the Month
Jenny has been an integral part of the club for a long time with her three kids playing for Gresford Vacy taking on Team Manager roles in past years. When last year’s coach of our inaugural U10 Girls Team could unfortunately not continue, Jenny did not hesitate to take over from her. She acquired a Skill Training Coaching Certificate and has spent countless hours researching age appropriate coaching techniques before and during the season as well as also finding more girls to join the team. She even went as far as spending her own money on buying coaching aids like white boards and coloured tags to teach the girls position and tactics. Her enthusiasm and joy she brings to training, the game and club in general, makes her extremely deserving of this award.
Coach of the Month
Josh reffed 2 games for the U/5s team in the 2018 winter season. This young man showed great respect, compassion and integrity towards every player on the field. Bellbird JFC are very proud to have such a wonderful young game leader part of their club!