Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June

June 27th, 2019

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

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

NNSWF Community Football Manager, 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 Grafton Assistant Branch Manager Patricia Hyatt congratulates each of the winners and thanks them for their contribution to the game.

“Newcastle Permanent’s Monthly Awards recognises volunteers, referees and coaches across Northern NSW for their important role in community football” Hyatt said.

“We hope these awards encourage greater respect and appreciation for the difficult job they have of ensuring a safe and fair playing environment for everyone.”

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 and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for June.


Referee of the Month

Alicia Guest

Alicia started officiating at age 14 in 2014 and is currently in her fifth season. Earlier this year, she successfully passed the Level 3 Referee Course. Over her career, she refereed her 1st Men’s game in 2017, was selected for and officiated at the NNSWF State Championships at Coffs Harbour and refereed this seasons Men’s 1st Grade in the Johnson Cup and received a letter on commendation from a team in this tournament. Alicia’s ambitions see’s her working towards gaining her first appointment as a centre Referee on Premier League, as she continues her journey as an Official.


Volunteer of the Month

Hugh Campbell

Tenterfield Junior Soccer Association

In his role as coach coordinator, Hugh does an amazing job organising the coaches at the start of the season into the teams within the club.


Coach of the Month

Damon Barwick-Taylor

Kootingal Soccer Club

Damon is a brilliant coach and is always telling the players ways they can improve. He never gets angry with the kids and instead, actually likes seeing players make mistakes so he can help and teach the players what they did wrong, and how not to make the same mistake again. He is making amazing players for the future.

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