Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for May

June 8th, 2018

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

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 CEO Terry Millett, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“We are delighted that local volunteers, referees and coaches have received this award and have been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football,” Millet said.

From the pool of monthly winners, Macquarie 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, Macquarie Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for May.



Referee of the Month

Jake Banyard

Jake Banyard has been with Macquarie Football Referees for 3 years. This year he has decided to concentrate on being an assistant referee and has acted in this role, filling in for numerous referees so far this season and has been doing a great job provided valuable assistance.







Volunteer of the Month

Trish Oakes

Often Trish is at all training sessions and on Match Days gets to grounds at 7 to set up the fields (putting out bins. ensuring amentaties are open and clean ready for the day). She then runs the canteen and BBQ all day and is always there for the packing up duties. Every single Saturday all year, Trish does all of this with such commitment and omisses out on her sons away matches because of it.





Coach of the Month

Aaron Stedman

This season Aaron is the coach of the Under 14’s team with Belswans Seniors. Aaron spends many hours providing support and training to all of our MiniRoos coaches, and is assisting the coach of this seasons Under 11 Development team.

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