Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month for August 2019 across the zones.
“Without volunteers such as our winners, football simply would not be in the position it currently enjoys,” NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks commented.
“Their contributions 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 thanks 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 CEO Bernadette Inglis echoes Haynes sentiments and applauds the volunteers who received the award.
“We are delighted that these local volunteers have received this award and been recognised across Northern NSW for the incredible commitment they make to their club and community football,” Inglis said.
The August Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:
Jan Priddle & Russell Priddle
Alstonville FC, Football Far North Coast
Jan and Russell Priddle involvement with Alstonville FC began in 1986 when their first son began to play junior football. Since that time, the couple has been involved in just about every facet of club activity. By 1987 Russell was coaching and attending club meetings and our involvement escalated from that time. Russell’s roles since 1987 include Junior Vice President, President, Junior Registrar from 1993 a position he still holds today, as well as Public Officer for a considerable number of years. He has also been on the Gala Day committee since 1988, Clubhouse building committee and Oceania Cup committee. Jan’s roles – firstly as Gear Steward in 1989, have included Gala Day Organiser from 1989 – 2001, assistant Junior Registrar, Senior Registrar, Secretary since 2008, assistant Gear Steward, Sponsorship and gear convenor and Oceania Cup committee. It is no surprise that Jan and Russell have been bestowed Life Membership at Alstonville FC and no get great joy from watching their grand son play for Villa. The Priddles say that the club’s development and culture has become very important to them. “We hope to help guide these young, enthusiastic people on our committee and recruit more special people until we are no longer needed”, Jan says. “Villa will however always have our support”, Russell adds with conviction.
Tuncurry Forster FC, Football Mid North Coast
Kay took over as canteen manager at Tuncurry Forster for 2019 season. She completely gutted the canteen and painted it, put in cupboards and made the canteen environment meet health needs. She has introduced a very healthy variety and has also had a barista style coffee machine installed. Kay opens Friday nights for Ladies and all day Saturdays for the juniors and seniors. Kay bakes all the products she sells and make fresh salad rolls, toasties etc. fresh for our patrons. People from all clubs have commented just how amazing our canteen is. The club profits have increased a lot allowing the club to purchase more coaching aids for players.
Muswellbrook FC, Hunter Valley Football
Brodern has been instrumental in pushing Muswellbrook FC forward this season. Not only has he coached the Saturday All Age side to 10 games undefeated, he has somehow found time to organise a charity golf day that brought in over $4500 in funds, plus he sets out fields and marked lines, deals with teams and facilitates their uniforms and clothing, sets up and packs down fields on game days and is organising most of the TAFE NSW Summer Football program. Brodern has been putting in close to 7 days a week work for the club this season and has brought new life and better attitudes to every part of it he’s touched.
Morriset United FC, Macquarie Football
Adam has been involved with Morisset United most of his life. Playing as a junior, then in seniors, he also now takes on a coaching role for his son’s teams. With a change of guard, Adam took on the treasurer’s role, while continuing to coach, referee and every other role required to run a club. Not only does he devote his time, but also has his family volunteering with him to help Morisset be the successful club it is. Without Adam, Morisset wouldn’t be where we are today. Adam has gone above and beyond in his roles.
South Wallsend JSC, Newcastle Football
Angela spends hours and hours each week for South Wallsend. She has been complimented with going above and beyond to make sure the club is run smoothly as possible.
Woolgoolga United, North Coast Football
Pete has worked tirelessly to get the season up and running. He sets up fields, helped with registrations, coordinates teams and coaches – there isn’t anything he hasn’t been involved with!
Wee Waa, Northern Inland Football
Monique is recognised for her great commitment to supporting the Wee Waa Football Community, and her enthusiasm to promoting women in football in the Namoi Competition area. She has been coordinating successful events to promote ‘come and try days’ for Women in the Wee Waa, Narrabri and Moree areas, and the response and support has been amazing.