Northern NSW Football congratulates Northern Inland Football’s Newcastle Permanent Community Award winners for May.
The awards recognise the hard work and significant time volunteers, coaches and match officials contribute to Australia’s largest team sport.
NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said the Newcastle Permanent Community Awards provided 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,” Haynes 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 were 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 CEO Bernadette Inglis congratulated each of the winners and thanked them for their contribution to the game.
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 in October.
Northern NSW Football, Northern Inland Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate all the recipients for October.
Volunteer of the Month
Monique Soutter – Wee Waa United FC
Monique contributes so much to the club, setting up for games and organising kits at the start of the season for distribution.
She has three young children but still manages to look after other kids, organise things before games and attend matches as well as look after senior football in the afternoons.
Referee of the Month
Les works tirelessly to arrange match officials in the region and help mentor the group in addition to refereeing himself where needed.
Anyone who knows Les knows he does not like too much fanfare but without him games would not happen in the Northern Inland region as the referees would not survive without him.
Coach of the Month
Jason Millar – Tamworth FC
Jason is new to Tamworth FC and has instantly become actively involved in the club. Jason trains Tamworth FC’s under-5s Rangers, under-5s Orange and under 6/7s girls only team.
Jason is a proactive member of the club who brings fresh ideas to the committee and is keen to improve the quality and organisation of coaching at the MiniRoos level.