Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month for July 2018 across the zones.
“Without volunteers our sport simply would not be in the position it currently enjoys,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes commented.
“These volunteers’ contribution to their clubs has been key to its ability to provide positive football experiences for all its members. I am pleased that NNSWF is able to thank and recognise them on behalf of the sport.”
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.
“Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards provide opportunities to recognise volunteers who generously give back to their clubs and communities. It is great to see a local representative being recognised for their ongoing commitment” Millett said.
The July Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:
Lismore Richmond Rovers FC
Football Far North Coast
Greg Jenkins’ contribution to Lismore Richmond Rovers FC was formally recognised in 2002 when he was awarded Life Membership. Promoted by a broad interest in understanding more about the players, teams and results at Rovers, Jenkins started compiling records in 1986 from every competitive game involving the club but could not have known where that concept would lead him over the next two decades. An extensive data base now exists that can retrieve an individual dossier to reveal every game played since 1986 by every Rovers player, every goal that they scored and even an accurate disclosure of yellow or red cards received in any given game. Greg has kept these records provides a wonderful historical summary for the club and provides a great record that individual players are welcome to request if they so choose. Greg attributes the patience and support of his wife Dianne for enabling him to spend countless hours over many years to create this extraordinary legacy for Lismore Richmond Rovers FC. Greg Jenkins is recognised with a Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award for July in a gesture that heralds the generosity, passion and achievements that he has made to local football.
Tinonee Soccer Club
Football Mid North Coast
Kascie took on the role of Secretary at Tinonee SC this season. Kascie has proven to go above and beyond the call of duty with all things relating to the club and is a valuable member of the Football Mid North Coast football community.
Tenambit Sharks FC
Hunter Valley Football
Luke has been involved with Tenambit Sharks FC for many years. He first started playing with the club as a junior. His service, dedication and efforts are loved, appreciated and acknowledged by the club.
Charlestown Junior Football Club
Jason is not only the Vice President but also a Team Manager at the club. He gives up much more of his time than ever is asked or required. He is always at the ground from 7am every Saturday morning helping to set up the grounds even though teams are rostered on to do this. Jason is approachable, genuine and encourages kids of all ages to play and enjoy their football, being a former footballer himself. Jason never asks for recognition or accolades, but without him, Charlestown Junior Football Club could not achieve what it does week after week. He deserves to be recognised for his hard work and giving attitude to this club and the greater community.
John has been with Tilligerry FC for many years, and has stayed on as a volunteer to help the cub learn the executive side of things. Tilligery feels a huge appreciation for him as he’s been a jack of all jobs within the club as ground staff, gear steward, Secretary, Registrar and now President. Each season he steps up and ensures the club is on track and doing okay.
North Coast Football
Keith Williams is not on the committee but he is always there to help. He is always at the fields and travels each week as he supports three of his children in their various teams. Keith not only supports his children but helps in the canteen, as a game leader, substitute coach when one is not available and as a linesman or referee when needed. Keith goes out of his way to support and help in any way he can. Keith does so in a quiet and unassuming manner and is so giving of his time. Keith is not obligated in any way to help but always will. It is people like Keith who make community football great.
Northern Inland Football
Terry-Anne Sharples has been providing support to the Moree Football community for over 18 years. Her countless hours as the Moree Junior Soccer Club President for the past 13 years, as well administering and delivering the football competition in Moree, make her an exceptional volunteer in the community and her commitment to sport is appreciated.