Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for April

April 26th, 2019

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

The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.  

NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football, 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 recognised.

“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 Tamworth Branch Manager, Julie Callander, congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“We are delighted that a local volunteer, referee and coach have received this award and been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football”, Callander said.

From the pool of monthly winners, Northern Inland 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, Northern Inland Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for April.

Referee of the Month

William Jackson

Jackson is a young referee who has excelled as a match official, he is willing to learn and handles himself in a professional manner. He has a good relationship with the players who teams he officiates and he communicates why he makes the decisions that he does to the players.

Volunteer of the Month

Graham Sunderland

Graham was the president for a number of years but is now stepping back to vice president and treasurer. Over the years, he has contributed many, many hours doing a lot for the club which once only had four committee members. He often has taken on the roles of the mowing and marking of lines, canteen co-ordinator , purchase officer, refereeing games and of course, general business of running the club.

Coach of the Month

Greg Bartlett

Greg Bartlett has been involved with Tamworth FC’s Premier League teams since 2014 and since 2016, he has been Tamworth FC’s 1st Grade Premier League coach. Greg continually volunteers his time three times a week to coach our senior Premier League players at training and match days and also drives the team bus to all away games and commit hours of his time to Tamworth FC. Last year, Greg coached Tamworth FC Premier League first grade to an undefeated Premiership winning season and has continued his commitment to Premier League in 2019.

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