Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for April

April 26th, 2019

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

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.

“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 Morisset Branch Manager, Liam Jones, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise those who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see local representatives being recognised for their ongoing commitment,” Jones 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 April.


Adam Neville

Adam Neville is renowned among players, parents and footbal officials as a fair and honest referee. Due to his passion for the game, Adam is always integral in his responses and capable in explaining his decisions to players and coaches in a respectful and understanding individual. Those around him are extremely proud of the young man that he is and the fantastic referee that he is as well. Adam is a cherished member of the team at Macquarie Football.


Loren Cooney

Loren is a dedicated volunteer who not only is the registrar, but has had to fill in as secretary, media, sponsorship liaison, mediator with council care and control. Loren also organises fields games meetings and spends time on the phone placing orders for the club as well as being the team manager for her partner’s team. Loren works all year round to make sure everything runs smoothly. She applies for fundraising days at Bunnings and spends most of the day there when we do, helps organises school games at our oval, and gets great enjoyment from all the kids knowing her and they all see her when they get an award. For a young girl of 25, Loren has already done so much for the club, yet every year she doesn’t ask for anything and is the first to help out.


Greg Cooney

Greg has coached the same group of children for the last four years and has done a brilliant job doing so. He always provides a lot of time for all of his players despite even being the president of the club as well.

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