Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates Macquarie Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners for August.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said the Newcastle Permanent Community Awards provided 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,” Haynes 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 were 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 Bernadette Inglis congratulated each of the winners and thanked them for their contribution to the game.
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 in October.
Northern NSW Football, Macquarie Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for August.
Volunteer of the Month
Scott Miller – Southern Lakes United FC
Scott Miller is the club’s groundsman and is at the ground numerous times per week mowing fields, painting lines and organising the sheds.
He also somehow finds time to coach his under-13s team while also working full-time.
Miller has been known to arrive at the ground straight off a night shift, turning up in the dark to make sure everything is perfect for game day.
Miller has been described as the lifeblood of the club, who appreciate everything he does to help get their players on the pitch.
Coach of the Month
Kylie Jamieson – Charlestown Junior FC
Kylie Jamieson drives more than an hour, 70 kilometres each way, to train her under-6s girls. She also makes the journey for their games.
The ‘Chipmunks’ as they are known look up to Jamieson and look forward to seeing her every week.
Jamieson does not see herself as making much difference but the parents of her players and the club’s board appreciate her commitment.