Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June

June 27th, 2019

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

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, 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 recognized” 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 Acting CEO Mark Williams congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

Williams said “we are delighted that a local volunteer has received this award and been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football.”

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 June.


Referee of the Month

Alex Garnett

After completing the level 4 referee course in 2018, Alex has committed himself towards improving his refereeing skills. His keen attitude was on display throughout the training course and he uses his great mobility to apply the rules of the game in a fair and equitable manner. His current rate of development indicates a bright future.



Volunteer of the Month

Nathan Aurisch

Warners Bay FC,

Nathan works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly and to make sure everything is organised – day and night – every day of the week. Nathan does this even with a full time job and a family of three busy children. Nathan goes above and beyond for the club not only from behind the scenes as the Club President, but Nathan he is also a coach of his son’s U13’s team, and also plays for Warners Bay in the O35’s. Nathan is a pivotal part of the WPL teams taking on the role last year as WPL coordinator (as well as being the Club President) until another stepped into the role. Nathan’s commitment ensures no one misses out and everyone can enjoy the game.


Coach of the Month

Christian Plant

Lake Macquarie FC

Chris works long hours, starting at 3:30am, but he still makes it to training and games. He has his own worries going on, but puts them all aside to make sure the kids stay interested and focused, positively reinforces hard work and encourages teamwork to be the number one skill.

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