Northern Inland Football Newcastle Permanent Community Awards Announced for June 2018

June 29th, 2018

Newcastle Permanent Community Award Winners Announced for June

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, Peter Haynes 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.

“Volunteers, coaches and referees are the lifeblood of football and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend. Our thanks goes to the thousands across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field”, 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 June.


Referee of the Month

Michael Barber

Mick has been an active referee since he was ten back in 1987, and is still going strong today (he is one of the only original officials left from the inaugural NIFL in the late 90’s going today). While his speed slowed down his enthusiasm hasn’t. He has been a great mentor to many young referees over the years and is always the first to put his hand up when they are short of referees. He has earned the respect of many players and is a credit to those around him. This award would be such a well deserved award for his longevity and dedication to such an unappreciated position.


Volunteer of the Month

Wayne Clarke

Wayne, although not having kids in the club any longer, still coaches an U/13’s side. Wayne is the first one to put his hand up to help in any way he can and often volunteers his time during the week, at training and every Saturday during the season whether it be coaching or keeping stats for Premier League. Wayne volunteers on the management committee and has done so for some years in various roles, – this year as Vice President. Wayne volunteers when we are the duty club to put up and pull down the nets and also helps out by attending Tamworth District meetings. He also during organises working-bees and even mows the fields and surrounds when there’s rain.


Coach of the Month

Mark Ross

Mark has been coaching many of his players since they were six years of age. He has developed their football skills and he focuses on each player as an individual and each child improves in some small way each week. Regardless of skill, ability or gender, players are equal and are treated equal by Mark. His main focus is sportsmanship and team work and in turn, his team has a great bond as friends and team mates. Mark is an asset to the club and juniors football.

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