Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) congratulates this month’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award Monthly Winners in Northern Inland Football for August.
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,” Hicks 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 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 Armidale Branch Manager Judith Hansen congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment”, Hansen 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 July.
REFEREE OF THE MONTH
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Wee Waa, Northern Inland Football
Monique is recognised for her great commitment to supporting the Wee Waa Football Community, and her enthusiasm to promoting women in football in the Namoi Competition area. She has been coordinating successful events to promote ‘come and try days’ for Women in the Wee Waa, Narrabri and Moree areas, and the response and support has been amazing.
COACH OF THE MONTH
Moree Services FC, Northern Inland Football
Darrel Smith is not only a coach on the field, he is a player and is a representative for the indigenous community within our zone. Darrel provides leadership, support and encouragement to all, and his passion for football in our community is second to none. Darrel also played an integral part in hosting the first NAIDOC games in Moree in 2019.