Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Hunter Valley Football for July.
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 July.
REFEREE OF THE MONTH
Hunter Valley Football
Teagan completed her level 4 course earlier this year. Being a player herself, Teagan understands the need for match officials and the important role they have in our game. She is always pleasant and enthusiastic and it is obvious to all she is enjoying her match officiating. The benefits of Teagan’s willingness to watch listen and learn are evident in her performances as she continues to improve with each game, she is a valued member of Hunter Valley Football Referees Association and very much a worthy recipient of our Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Month award.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Rutherford Football Club, Hunter Valley Football
John is the grounds person for Rutherford Football Club and does an amazing job of maintaining the facilities and preparing the grounds for game day every Saturday for two seasons now. John also dedicates his time to coaching his sons team. His hard work and commitment towards his club certainly does not go unnoticed.
COACH OF THE MONTH
Cessnock Hornets, Hunter Valley Football
Joel is always there for the players of Cessnock Hornets Under 12’s squad. The players have a great relationship with their coach. Joel creates a strong teamwork ethos and is still uplifting to eth players after a loss. Having been with the squad for two seasons now Joel is certainly a great pillar of support for these young players.