Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Macquarie 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 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,” Hicks 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 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 Bernadette Inglis congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment”, Inglis 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 July.
REFEREE OF THE MONTH
Ken has been progressing well over the past few years to senior football and has excelled over the past month. His dedication to his officiating has been impressive and he has been enjoying his refereeing.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club, Macquarie Football
Having taken on the registrar position this year, Amanda is always going above and beyond to help players and there families. Amanda goes above and beyond to organise events such as organising for some Newcastle Jets players to come to the club to meet and talk with Edgeworth’s Under 8 & 9 players.
COACH OF THE MONTH
Dudley Redhead, Macquarie Football
Dave is the coach of a “crazy” under 6 soccer team called the snappers. The boys came together as a soccer team after spending many years at kindy patch daycare Redhead roughing around the yard and you guessed it, “playing soccer”. The boys under Daves coaching have won every game this season but much more importantly have had so much fun and developed skills and passion for the game. High fiving each player that scores, a little “rough” on the head and a group hug are just a few of the ways u6 snappers celebrate a goal. Dave embraces a family orientated approach and this is evident with all parents (and siblings) attending training and chipping in! Each week Dave prepares a well thought out, fun training session and is always early to training, setting up the field, rain hail or shine!