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Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award Winners for August Announced

August 28th, 2018

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month for August 2018 across the zones.

“Clubs simply cannot run without the contribution of volunteers and their ongoing dedication to their clubs has been fantastic and should be celebrated,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes commented.

“Their club is a better football club for the contribution they have made through their passion, hard work and willingness to ‘roll the sleeves up’ and help to provide the best football experience possible for their club players, parents and spectators alike.”

Each winner will be awarded a certificate recognising their achievement, volunteer jacket, and bag, courtesy of Newcastle Permanent, to assist in fulfilling their valuable roles at their respective clubs.

From the pool of monthly winners, a “Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year” for each Zone will be recognised at the Northern NSW Football Annual Awards Night.

Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer Terry Millett echoes Haynes sentiments and applauds the volunteers who received the award.

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

The August Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:


Jasmine Riddle

Pottsville Beach FC

Football Far North Coast

Jasmine has a playing history extending over 23 years, a referee for 4 years and has coached junior teams on and off since she was 17. The specific involvement with Pottsville Beach FC is extensive since first getting involved in 2014. She continued to play until recent years and has been a coach and manager of the men’s senior football teams. Jasmine completed her senior coaching certificate, coached and managed MiniRoos team and was the Senior Vice President of Pottsville Beach FC for 3 years. Jasmine is enthusiastic and responsive to the needs of community football and is highly regarded by FFNC for her efforts.



Natalie James

Old Bar FC

Football Mid North Coast

Natalie is the Secretary for Old Bar Barbarians having taken on that role this season. She goes above and beyond the call of duty with all things relating to her club and is a valuable member of the football community.






Phillip Cook

Weston Junior FC

Hunter Valley Football

Phil spends most of his free time organizing and picking up the uniform orders and  equipment . Not only is he the president of the club, he also works full time and coaches his son’s Under 8s team . Phil’s positive attitude is a great asset to the club.







Kirsty Spence

South Cardiff Junior FC

Macquarie Football

Kirsty contributes at least 15 hours to the club each week, ordering for and staffing the canteen. She also orders the players kits as well as answering emails for the club. She attends all committee meetings and takes minutes. She has been pivotal to the functioning of our club this year. South Cardiff is thankful for the amount of time she puts in considering she works full time and has her own kids to look after as well.






Joanne Landers

Raymond Terrace Soccer Club

Newcastle Football

Joanne has been the secretary for the past two years and works tirelessly in this role. On top of her secretary role, Joanne has also managed the canteen as no one else had volunteered. Joanne is always chasing a bargain to ensure the club saves money with her aim on providing more affordable food for the players and their families in Raymond Terrace. Joanne also plays football in the All Age Women’s team and helps manage the team. Joanne also fills for her husband’s All Aged Men’s team on Friday nights to ensure they don’t play short. Joanne lives and breathes football and tries to improve processes in her club to make it more attractable to the public.



Vannesa Hogan

Urunga FC

North Coast Football

Vanessa is a tireless worker for the club. Whilst she is the Club Treasurer, Vanessa chips in being the Canteen Coordinator as well as the Game Duty Officer. Given she works away from home (Urunga) in Port Macquarie, Vanessa still manages to find the time to do these jobs as well as whatever other running around needs to be done. The Club Committee and Urunga members appreciate what she does over and above week in and week out to help them function as a Club and getting games completed at their home ground.


Chris Wilson

Glen Innes

Northern Inland Football

Without the endless time and effort that Chris puts into the club, Glen Inness FC admits that they would have fallen apart. Having a volunteer like Chris helps the club to run smoothly and his friendly nature is what the children like about him most.

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