Bryce Woods from Inverell FC named Northern Inland Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year

October 14th, 2020

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Bryce Woods as Northern Inland Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year for 2020.

Woods was nominated by Inverell FC for his commitment over the duration of his service to the club.

Bryce has been a coach with Inverell FC since his 11-year-old boy started playing football with his daughter also playing in the under-9s with Bryce actively involved with both teams.

Bryce is very supportive and has a strong focus on giving every child the opportunity to play. He has a great connection with the players who respond well to his coaching.

Bryce focuses on skill development with each player no matter their skill level or ability. He has received compliments from parents of players who have not played football before about the way he encourages and supports the kids to develop their football skills.

“Bryce is all about fair play and creating a fun and inclusive environment that encouraged kids to have fun and want to come back every week,” Inverell FC president James Sweeney said.

As well as coaching every week Bryce is also the club groundsman and has assisted in ensuring a group of volunteers arrive each week to set up and assist on match days.

Bryce is a great example of a community coach who ensures kids are having fun and returning to football each week.

Northern NSW Football Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said NNSWF were delighted to be able to recognise Woods’ contribution.

“Coaching is one of the most important factors in the football experience had by our players,” Haynes said.

“It is important that coaches like Bryce continue the great work they are doing at Inverell FC so that their players develop a love for the game and continue to have the best football experience possible.”

Newcastle Permanent Tamworth Branch Manager Julie Callander congratulated Woods on becoming the recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year award for Northern Inland Football.

“Coaches are integral in nurturing and developing the skills of young players to reach their full potential,” Callander said.

“Newcastle Permanent is committed to supporting community football across northern NSW and recognising those coaches who demonstrate a passion and dedication to developing their teams.”

As the winner of their Zone’s Community Coach of the Year award, Woods is now a nominee for Northern NSW Football’s Annual Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year award to be announced during the week commencing 26 October.

About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:

Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High-Performance Program and Junior Football Program.

Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.

Integral to the Newcastle Permanent Community Football partnership is recognition of volunteers, coaches, referees and others on the ground who play a vital role in delivering the game across northern NSW.

The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of more than 10,000 free footballs to young players each year.

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