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July Newcastle Permanent Coaches of the Month Awards Announced

August 26th, 2016
PICTURED: Troy Dominish from Warners Bay FC, Macquarie Football

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month for July 2016 across the zones.

Football enriches character, intelligence, coordination and skill and each season, brave men and women step up to the plate and take on the task of helping our young athletes reach their potential: The Coach.

“Good coaches have a positive influence on our players and are essential to the success of our sport. Coaches should be recognised for their contribution in helping players improve their skills, develop confidence as well as creating an ongoing love for football that leads to their continued participation within the game,” Community Football Manager, Peter Haynes said.

Each month, one registered coach from each of NNSWF’s seven Member Zones will be awarded the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month award.

Each winner will receive a Newcastle Permanent Community Coaching kit consisting of 6 balls, 20 markers, 10 bibs and a whistle, as well as a polo shirt and cap, to assist in fulfilling their roles at their respective club.

At the end of the season, each Zone will nominate one community coach from their pool of winners, to represent their Zone for the opportunity to be named “Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year” announced at NNSWF annual awards night.

“Each of the July winners has brought a lot of enthusiasm, support, and dedication to their team’s improvement and worked hard to ensure their players enjoy their time within football,” Haynes said.

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

“Newcastle Permanent is proud to support community football across Northern NSW and it is great to see clubs working hard to make football such an inclusive sport, while teaching players about discipline and respect, both on and off the field,” Millett said.

Clubs can nominate their coaches by clicking here.

We look forward to receiving lots of nominations recognising outstanding coaches who give up their time for the enjoyment of our players.


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


Lachlan Wentworth

Souths United FC (Tamworth)

Northern Inland Football

Lachlan Wentworth has been a player with our club for some years. This year when we were looking for coaches in the club he stepped up to the plate.

As if Studying for his HSC isn’t enough, he has taken on 6 x 5-6 year olds none of who he knew. He has great communication skills with the children and has a lot of time and patience when it comes to 6 x 6 year olds after school on a Thursday afternoon training session. The children love the time they spend with Lachlan learning many skills about football. I have watched the interaction between Lachlan and the children and they both respect each other and enjoy the time they spend with each other.

Lachlan has taught these children importance of having fun and to enjoy the game first before anything else. The improvement in these children from the 1st week is a credit to such a young man.

Lachlan also has stepped up and taken on the challenge of assistant coach of the 3rd grade team he plays in.

His communication skill with both parents and players is amazing for a young bloke. Lachlan is always talking to his team and keeping them up to date with what is going on with the teams and the competition.

If you want anything done, Lachlan is always there to help but most of all he is enjoying his 1st year of coaching.

17 years of age, studying for the HSC, assistant coaching for 3rd grade and coaching 6 year olds is a great challenge for anyone and one Lachlan has settled into well and deserves to be congratulated!


Jaime Picken

Mayfield United JSFC

Newcastle Football

Jaime is a new coach this year and volunteered to coach her daughter’s team – our Under 6 all girls team, the Kitty Cats.

Jaime has played for a number of years and undertook a Grassroots Coaching Course and became aware that coaching is vastly different to playing the game.

She has taken this in her stride and has adapted to what she has learnt from playing and is teaching this to our next generation of future Matildas.

Mayfield Juniors recently had a pink day that Jaime really got behind- decking out our girls in pink socks, tutus, grass skirts, and hairspray.

All the girls love playing together and being coached by Jaime, she is a valued volunteer and we’re lucky to have her.



John Wrigley

Pacific Palms Panthers

Football Mid North Coast

John is always happy, positive and leads the team well. He always praises the team and gives them heaps of encouragement. He does a great job at making the boys feel like they are part of a team and that they belong. John is a hugely important part of our team.


Al Jessop

Pottsville Beach FC

Football Far North Coast

Al is an extremely dedicated coach. He always offers preseason training to the entire age group and throughout the season he plans his sessions thoroughly. The kids all love Coach Al. His gentle and encouraging nature is an absolute asset to our club. This year Al also took on the role of coaching our women’s div 2 team, with which he shows the same dedication. Nothing is ever a problem for Al and our club is very fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable and generous as a volunteer.



Steve Head

Clarence Town FC

Hunter Valley Football

Steve is great, he volunteers, coaches, mentors and happy to transport players to and from games. Steve has volunteered for 4 years now. He also helps out with u9/1 and happy to referee when required. He is a great asset to our club!


Troy Dominish

Warners Bay

Macquarie Football

Hi. I’m a parent in 13/2 team. We have 2 very passionate and dedicated coaches who are assisting our boys to aim high, refine their soccer skills and team play, and to discipline their attitude. I applaud them both for the time and effort they invest. But I’d like to nominate one of them in particular for this award-Troy Dominish. Recently my son was asked to play a mid- week game with the 13/1 team. He was very excited and appreciative of the offer. I know both our coaches were encouraging of Jarred and his ability to benefit from this opportunity. But prior to the game I received a text message from Troy wishing them well. That was really nice. Not only that but to my complete surprise he actually came and watched the majority of the game when he would’ve had other work/family commitments. As a parent I was extremely touched by this gesture and I know that Jarred really valued the support. Dedication to kids is such an important resource that this club/ sport needs to continue acknowledging. Thank you for the opportunity to make a very small contribution to this cause!


Chris Dooley

Orara Valley Football Club

North Coast Football

Chris plays men’s Premier League in 1st Division. He coaches our Women’s 2nd division team which is a mix of different skills levels. He has volunteered to coach our team twice a week, he has to drive 30 minutes return trip four days a week to train for his and to coach our team. We’re not a Premier League Women’s team, so I’m very appreciative of him volunteering. We didn’t have a coach for the season and he volunteered to do it.


About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:

Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High-Performance Program and Junior Football Program.

Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.

The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of over 9,000 free balls to young players.

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