Northern NSW Football congratulates Macquarie Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Award winners for June.
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 Recognition 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 June.
Volunteer of the Month
Nick Eather – Barnsley FC
Nick holds three committee positions as Barnsley FC’s president, registrar and canteen manager as well as playing on Friday nights and Zone League.
He is at the club’s ground every day to set up and cleans up at the end of each Saturday when Barnsley FC play at home.
Referee of the Month
Coach of the Month
Ben Mulligan – Warners Bay FC
Ben has instilled not only the fundamentals of football but above all else great attitudes and sportsmanship in his under-7s team.
Ben’s focus is not only to develop top players but also top little humans. He recently saw his team fill in for the opposition when they were short to ensure that both teams enjoyed their game.