Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for July

August 2nd, 2018

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 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 Maitland Branch Manager Meeghan Mullaney, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“Volunteers, referees and coaches are the lifeblood of clubs and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend. Our thanks goes to the thousands across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field,” Mullaney 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

Sophie Sorensen

Sophie, 15, is only in her second year as a match official however, she continues to impress with her positive attitude and enthusiasm towards refereeing. Sophie has a very pleasant nature who presents herself well both on and off the field and always performs her refereeing duties confidently and capably. Sophie is also a very popular and extremely good assistant referee with the seniors. She is a very young and talented referee who is very much respected.


Volunteer of the Month

Luke Glendenning

Luke has been involved with Tenambit Sharks FC for many years. He first started playing with the club as a junior. His service, dedication and efforts are loved, appreciated and acknowledged by the club.



Coach of the Month

Chris Stothard

Chris has put a new team together this year at the Cessnock City Hornets and has put in so much of his time to get the kids together to train well and play as a team. He is always giving so much positive coaching and the kids all respect him and what he has to offer them. He does this because he has a passion for football and enjoys teaching the players new things and improving their skills. Chris also helps out the Cessnock City Hornets where he can assisting in whatever they ask or need. Chris shows nothing but respect and great sportsmanship to all players, referees and other team officials which is providing a great role model for the players in his team to follow. A great team has got to have a great leader and Chris is definitely the right person for the coaching role.

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