Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for August

August 30th, 2019

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Hunter Valley Football for August.

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,” 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 Rutherford Branch Manager Karen Dalziel 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 who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment”, 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 August.



Brodern Adam-Smith

Muswellbrook FC

Brodern has been instrumental in pushing Muswellbrook FC forward this season. Not only has he coached the Saturday All Age side to 10 games undefeated, he has somehow found time to organise a charity golf day that brought in over $4500 in funds, plus he sets out fields and marked lines, deals with teams and facilitates their uniforms and clothing, sets up and packs down fields on game days and is organising most of the TAFE NSW Summer Football program. Brodern has been putting in close to 7 days a week work for the club this season and has brought new life and better attitudes to every part of it he’s touched.




Dwade Leggetts

Weston Bears FC

Dwade has taken on 2 teams this year as the u6 girls team needed a coach and Dwade was quick to put his hand up and take them on even though he already had the u7/2 boys to coach. In addition, he still goes to work every week but fits training in 3 days a week, which also includes working at nights before the game day until 3am but still he is then is up 6am ready for the game that morning.

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