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Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Awards Announced for May 2018

June 7th, 2018

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Coach of the Month for May 2018 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.

“I am thrilled to be able to recognise these coaches for the embodying the attitudes and behaviours NNSWF is trying to instill in all Community Coaches,” Community Football Manager, Peter Haynes said.

“Providing an effective, safe and fun learning environment is key to clubs providing a positive football experience to their players and they should be commended for their commitment to their club and team.”

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.

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, through our Community Football Awards, to recognise the efforts of a local coach who demonstrates such passion and dedication to developing his team,” Millett said.


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

Dee Bleach

Shores United

Football Far North Coast

Dee has been coaching the U/12’s kids for the past 4 years (since the Under 8’s) and does an amazing job every year. His leadership, care, fairness and passion is exemplary and there’s no doubt that it is because of Dee that the same group of children return every year to be part of the club and football experience.


Mark Watts

Moorland Soccer Club

Football Mid North Coast

Mark has coached this team for over seven years and they have become a family of dedicated players and parents all thanks to ‘Wattsy’. Mark collects kids on his way to play or training every week and also organises BBQs and trial games all for the love of the sport. As a club, Moorland have benefited greatly from his skills and dedication which is vital to their small community.



Josh Murray

Weston Junior Football Club

Hunter Valley Football

Josh coaches the Under 5’s team with whom he is very patient and tries his best to keep every child happy. He is very dedicated to his team and is always happy to take on any advice given if it will be beneficial to the kids.





Aaron Stedman

Belmont-Swansea United

Macquarie Football

This season Aaron is the coach of the Under 14’s team with Belswans Seniors. Aaron spends many hours providing support and training to all of our MiniRoos coaches, and is assisting the coach of this seasons Under 11 Development team.



Daniel Rhook

Mayfield United Junior Football Club

Newcastle Football

Daniel is the coach of the women’s team and will always put his 100% best effort into every player in the team. He comes up with new ways to prepare his players for game situations and also takes an added interest into them on a personal level. He accounts for different individual’s emotions and the way they learn and then uses this knowledge to formulate a good strategy for both training sessions and games.



Adam Wood

Coffs Harbour City United FC

North Coast Football

As a former player, Adam has been giving back to the club by sharing his knowledge with junior players and he is again continuing this year as coach of the Under 10’s. He is an outgoing and engaging person and has a great rapport with not only his players but the parents as well. Adam promotes skill development for the individuals in an inclusive team environment which is clearly visible at training and on game day. Not only has Adam helped at club level this year, he has jumped in and provided help on multiple occasions with the NCF SAP when needed. Such is Adam’s dedication to helping his team members develop their football and social skills, he also recently gave up his time on a Sunday (following the teams regular Saturday game) to look after his charges at a recent Gala Day at Maclean.


Suzanne Hindmarsh

North Companions

Northern Inland Football

Suzanne is one of those people that loves to be involved and help out wherever possible throughout the club. In 2017, Suzanne took over the reins when a fellow coach couldn’t complete the season and took that team to the finals while this year Suzanne has taken on the under 12’s for the season as well as managing an under 14’s side. Suzanne’s club, where she also plays in the women’s competition, admit they are very lucky to have her at the club.


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