Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for August

August 31st, 2018

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 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 Kurri Kurri Mobile Leading Manager, Natilie Hickson, 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 a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment”, Hickson 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.

Referee of the Month

John Hanlon

John is an excellent referee, firm but fair and always controls the game well. Along with refereeing John puts in a lot of time and effort into the association and takes a lot of time to check on the young referees and help guide and reassure them when needed. He is well respected by players often having a chat before or after the game. He does a lot for the game and is truly has invested a lot of time to refereeing.





Volunteer of the Month

Phillip Cook

Phil spends most of his free time organizing and picking up the uniform orders and  equipment . Not only is he the president of the club, he also works full time and coaches his son’s Under 8s team . Phil’s positive attitude is a great asset to the club.





Coach of the Month

Mark Watson

Mark has been coaching for a few years and was one of our first coaches for our girls-only games. The team consisted of half U7 and half U8 in the first year and most had never played before. Mark loves his football and takes great pleasure in teaching the girls the basics. He is kind,  caring and provides the perfect football experience for up and coming girls. Mark came up with the idea to host a girls-only gala day with the aim of increasing the number of clubs to nominate girls teams in the future by allowing the girls to have the experience. This was a great success with many clubs submitting teams consisting of players from mixed teams. Mark often takes extra teams if coaches are sick or working. Mark is a leader in our Clubs push to increase female participation and a great role model.

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