Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates Macquarie Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Award winners for September.
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 September.
Volunteer of the Month
Max McCorkill – South Cardiff JFC
Max McCorkill is a dedicated football volunteer who can be found at the club’s grounds most days. As vice president he does much of the work on the club’s fields, not only for South Cardiff JFC but for all users.
McCorkill tries his utmost to win as many grants for the club as possible to keep their grounds at a high standard. He is at the club most Friday nights helping to set up for the weekend and is the first one there every Saturday to open the grounds and lead the team in setting up the four fields for play.
He is proactive and a huge asset to South Cardiff JFC. McCorkill is a wonderful rule follower and has helped with the COVID-19 changes every step of the way with a positive attitude.
Coach of the Month
Wade Covey – Toronto Awaba FC
Wade Covey has taken on the role of coach for the first time this year. He attends every club meeting and passes along information to parents.
With Covey new to coaching he spent lots of time educating himself online so he was ready to go for the season. Wade has made changes and adapted his training and has always kept families informed.
Covey has developed a great relationship with the team and is supportive, kind and encouraging to all as well as being fair and committed.
Referee of the Month
Cory Vizintin officiates matches for Macquarie Football and has shown true dedication and passion for the game giving players, coaches and spectators the best experience possible.
Vizintin has returned to refereeing following a stint as an assistant referee last year.
He has improved in all areas of refereeing and is a deserved recipient of this month’s award.