Northern Inland Football Announces its 2017 Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners

December 5th, 2017
PICTURED: Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Year, Chris Adams from North Companions FC

Northern Inland Football would like to congratulate this year’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Yearly Winners in their Zone.

Official Community Football Partner, Newcastle Permanent Building Society once again provided the monthly award program to recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers, coaches, match officials and clubs in each of Northern NSW Football’s seven-member Zones.

Northern Inland Football Operations Manager, Liz Stirling, said that this was another tough year in selecting the annual winners for their Zone but congratulates those who received their deserved award.

“Thanks to Newcastle Permanent for giving us the opportunity to show our gratitude and highlight people who continuously support our sport”, Ms Stirling said.

Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer Terry Millett echoed Ms Stirling’s sentiments and said Newcastle Permanent is proud to honour those who give up their time to assist in the community.

“Without the dedication of volunteers, coaches and match officials such as these generous people – grassroots sports including football, would not survive. These committed people make it possible for kids to lead active, healthy lives, ” Mr Millett said.

Northern Inland Football, Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients.


Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year

Daniel York

Daniel is a very talented young Referee who has been officiating at the top level in NIF since he was 15. He is approachable and shows great leadership by his enthusiasm and willingness to share his experiences and knowledge with younger match officials. He provides all match officials with something to aim for.















Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year

Samantha Crebert

Tamworth District Association

Samantha has taken over the role as Canteen Manager, this year. This came about with very short notice and Samantha has stepped up to the plate far beyond anyone’s expectations. Unlike other Districts, the majority of Tamworth’s games are played at the Gipp street complex, this in itself presents a massive task of catering for up to 2000 players and families on any given Saturday. Samantha is always willing to assist and gives up her time freely and we cannot recommend highly enough for a volunteer award.


Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Year

Chris Adams

North Companions FC

Chris has coached multiple sides for the last 10 years, played with the club forever which continues this year. He is always available for a chat and knows most of the players by first name. He is an example of a great club man, willing to do what he can to help out. All without asking for a thing in return other than trying to inspire others to follow his lead.


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