Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for May

May 30th, 2019

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

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 May.


Referee of the Month



Max Wayte has been refereeing for 15 years, he is a disabled referee who also plays. Max volunteers to referee games as needed both at Saturday games as well as carnivals within our zone. Max also puts out our mini roo goals every Saturday and assists with any other tasks that he is asked to do. Max has a great relationship with all other referees. He has represented Australia proudly at the Special Olympics.


Volunteer of the Month



Emily joined the committee for the 2019 year, taking on the role of club registrar. Being new to the committee and having a new system (playfootball) to navigate through, Emily has made the role her own and the club has admitted they would be lost without her patience and commitment to the role. The club reached a milestone this year with 500+ registered players and would like to acknowledge Emily’s tireless efforts.


Coach of the Month



Justin is a young coach with a lot of football knowledge. He has been coaching teams for South United FC for the past 6 years and this year he has stepped up as coach of the 1st and 2nd grade teams, showing maturity beyond his years. Justin has such a strong drive for the development of the 15 to 17 years players and currently coaches the under 16s with the aim to develop the players ready for the transition to senior football within the club. Justin is an asset to South with his football mind, coaching skills and mentoring the young players.

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