Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Tim Coates as Northern Inland’s Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year for 2021.
Tim was nominated by Oxley Vale Attunga FC for his commitment and service to the club and to football.
Tim took over as Oxley Vale Attunga’s Premier League coach in 2020 during a difficult time as the COVID-19 pandemic started. Since then he has led the club’s first grade and reserve grade teams to minor and major premierships in 2020.
Under his reign, the club’s first grade side have been undefeated, including winning every game of the 2021 season which saw first grade clinch the minor premiership with reserve grade also sitting in a strong position.
Games aside, Tim is truly magnificent at player management and takes everyone’s needs into consideration. He is the first person players go to with issues and he is able to solve them effectively.
Tim is a great asset for not only Oxley Vale Attunga as a club but also football in the Northern Inland region.
“Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in the football experience for our players,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Ross Hicks said.
“It is important that coaches like Tim maintain the great work they are doing at Oxley Vale Attunga FC so that their players develop a fondness for the game and continue to have the best football experience possible.”
Newcastle Permanent Tamworth Branch Manager Julie Callander congratulated Tim on becoming the recipient of the Northern Inland’s Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year Award.
“Newcastle Permanent is delighted to recognise the efforts and contributions made by local coaches through our community awards recognition program,” Callander said.
“Coaches like Tim play a vital role in developing the skills and attitudes of young players and it’s a pleasure to recognise his vital contribution.”