Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month for May 2018 across the zones.
“Match Officials have one of the hardest jobs in football,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes said.
“These referees have shown that they take this important role very seriously and their dedication, passion and commitment contributes significantly to the positive football experience enjoyed by the players, coaches and spectators of matches they officiate.”
Each winner will be presented a prize pack including a jacket, cap, water bottle and a referee card set to assist in fulfilling their valuable duties on and off the field.
From the pool of monthly winners, a “Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year” for each Zone will be recognised at the Northern NSW Football Annual Awards Night.
Newcastle Permanent Acting CEO Mark Williams echoed Haynes’ sentiments and applauds the volunteers who received the award.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Referee of the Month award recognises referees and match officials across Northern NSW for their important role in community football,” Williams said.
“We hope these awards encourage greater respect and appreciation for the difficult job they have of ensuring a safe and fair playing environment for everyone.”
The May Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:
Football Far North Coast
The promising whistle blower recently returned from the Under 11 and Under 12 Skills Acquisition Championships in Coffs Harbour over the June long weekend where he was named as the best match official who officiated during the Under 11’s games. The Year 12 student started officiating about 5 years ago and is widely regarded as a dedicated and competent individual. Isaac also plays in the men’s senior competition as well as finds time to coach a MiniRoos team.
Football Mid North Coast
Charles is a talented young match official who is a great example to all FMNC junior referees. Despite being only 18, Charles is always happy to assist younger referees whom may be appointed on the same match. He has recently made his first grade debut as a centre referee, where he did very well, and it resulted in another top grade appointment the following week. His professionalism on and off the pitch is another fine example for others to follow.
Hunter Valley Football
Brenda is an amazing referee who adjusts her style to the game and age group. For the lowers grades and ages she does a fantastic job of educating the players on the rules while making calls. She provides a great role model for up and coming referees.
Grant recieves this award for his willingness to referee, along with his new found passion for refereeing. It is refreshing to see a new referee with energy for the commitment needed to referee regularly and consistently.
Jarrah is one of Newcastle Football’s Instructing MiniRoos referees. He does a great job every game he is assigned to, and has been doing so for a couple of years. He is definitely a great asset.
North Coast Football
Joseph has demonstrated a noticeable, constant positive attitude, on and off the field. He demonstrates his passion for the game and refereeing by being available to regularly referee. Joseph is always willing to assist others and has a great teaching ability that was displayed during the Level 4 course offered in Coffs Harbour.
Northern Inland Football
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.