Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for August

August 31st, 2018

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

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.

“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 of volunteers across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field”, Millett 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 August.


Referee of the Month

Hugh Cummins

Hugh reffed has reffed competition games this year and does so in a professional manner. He is was very friendly with the kids but still maintains authority throughout the games.


Volunteer of the Month

Kirsty Spence

Kirsty contributes at least 15 hours to the club each week, ordering for and staffing the canteen. She also orders the players kits as well as answering emails for the club. She attends all committee meetings and takes minutes. She has been pivotal to the functioning of our club this year. South Cardiff is thankful for the amount of time she puts in considering she works full time and has her own kids to look after as well.




Coach of the Month

Luke Donkin

Luke came on board in 2017 having no previous coaching experience in football. He took on a newly formed team of women and guided them through the season unfortunately just falling short for finals. In 2018 he not only continued to coach his G Grade team, but also took on the new H grade team that joined us. Through the week he hosts training sessions 1-2 nights a week offering them up for anyone wishing to attend whether he have 3 attending or 30. He also helps out immensely on game day for set up and making sure all runs smoothly. His time, patience and effort does not go unnoticed. Luke has a great sense of humour and never lets the girls take the game too seriously making sure at the end of the game they are all happy regardless of the score.

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