Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month for June 2019 across the zones.
NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks said, “referees contribution to the game through their role as a Match Official has been wonderful.
“Referees are vital to the enjoyment of the game by players, coaches and spectators alike and these referees have shown that they take this responsibility very seriously.
“I congratulate each of these recipients on behalf of NNSWF and all players, coaches and spectators across the state.”
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 echoes Hicks’ sentiments and applauds the volunteers who received the award.
“Through Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards we are able to recognise the important role referees play in reinforcing a culture of fair play and respect on the field,” Williams said.
“Our thanks to all the referees across Northern NSW for their contributions to the game and congratulations to this month’s winner.”
The June Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:
Football Far North Coast
Amalia completed her level 4 course this year and joins her sister, Kiara. Being a talented player, Amalia understands the important role that match officials have in our game. She has an eagerness to learn and is a worthy recipient of this award.
Football Mid North Coast
Abby is a Game Leader for Old Bar Barbarians Football Club Mini Roos fixtures. She is a dedicated and hardworking young match official and balances this with her playing commitments. Over her years of officiating she has grown in confidence and has become a great role model for the junior members of this club.
Hunter Valley Football
Hayden is passionate about football and it shows on the field. He spends most weekends out officiating and refs a number of school matches during the week. He puts 100% effort in, 100% of the time and has been highly commended by numerous spectators and club officials.
After completing the level 4 referee course in 2018, Alex has committed himself towards improving his refereeing skills. His keen attitude was on display throughout the training course and he uses his great mobility to apply the rules of the game in a fair and equitable manner. His current rate of development indicates a bright future.
Josh is an enthusiastic and passionate young match official who has been an outstanding performer. He was one of the two match officials who represented Newcastle Football Referees at the recent NNSWF Boys’ Talented Official Program (TOP) Camp at Coffs Harbour, held in conjunction with the NNSWF Boy’s State Championships. Josh officiated at a very high standard throughout the tournament which accurately reflects his performances throughout his officiating on Newcastle’s fixtures. His movement and positioning on the field, communication skills and foul recognition were all highlights of his officiating. Joshua has a very bright future as a match official, and through his commitment to officiating at such a high level on the local Inter-District Joint Competition, he is a worthy winner of this month’s Newcastle Permanent Building Society Referee of the Month Award for Newcastle Football.
North Coast Football
Will has been officiating for two years. His skills and knowledge continue to grow the more he referees and he is currently graded to AR at the Premier League level in the NCF competition; coupled with his officiating in the NPL. Will has maintained his enthusiasm and skill levels throughout his career and is eager to continually improve shown through his desire to take onboard coaching advice from the senior referees.
Northern Inland Football
Alicia started officiating at age 14 in 2014 and is currently in her fifth season. Earlier this year, she successfully passed the Level 3 Referee Course. Over her career, she refereed her 1st Men’s game in 2017, was selected for and officiated at the NNSWF State Championships at Coffs Harbour and refereed this seasons Men’s 1st Grade in the Johnson Cup and received a letter on commendation from a team in this tournament. Alicia’s ambitions see’s her working towards gaining her first appointment as a centre Referee on Premier League, as she continues her journey as an Official.