Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month Announced for July

July 30th, 2019

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month for July 2019 across the zones.

“Finding passionate and selfless volunteers is the goal for all sporting clubs across the country,” NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks commented.

“The contribution of these individauls has been key in the continued success of the club and it is very pleasing to be able to recognise the effort and hard work they have provided over the years.”

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.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of clubs and without their hard work games would not happen every weekend,” Inglis said.

“Our thanks goes to the thousands of volunteers across Northern NSW who give their time so generously and ensure players and spectators have a great experience on and off the field.”

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


Cameron Taylor-Brown

Woodburn Wolves FC, Football Far North Coast

Cameron Taylor-Brown has been involved with Woodburn Wolves FC for 6 years and is the current club secretary in addition to roles including gear steward, senior register, and field maintenance. Taylor-Brown has also coached a senior women’s team for three seasons, despite his significant work commitments that require him to travel away from home daily. Cameron’s parents instilled a strong work ethic into this hard-working volunteer by often saying that “many hands make light work”. Taylor-Brown believes that any amount of assistance by a volunteer will help the broader cause for a sporting club and he has a passion for supporting the Wolves that he describes as being a close knit family orientated community. We applaud the positive contribution that Cameron makes to his club and also to working constructively with Football Far North Coast.


Christal Pearce

Wallamba FC, Football Mid North Coast

Christal is only a new player this season in the women’s division but is having a great season. Christal has recently completed her skills training course and now trains up to four teams every week for the club. Her passion for football has been positiving beneficial for the club ethos and has been amazing in her role as club registrar.




John Idstein

Rutherford Football Club, Hunter Valley Football

John is the grounds person for Rutherford Football Club and does an amazing job of maintaining the facilities and preparing the grounds for game day every Saturday for two seasons now. John also dedicates his time to coaching his sons team. His hard work and commitment towards his club certainly does not go unnoticed.




Amanda Kapsoskis

Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club, Macquarie Football

Having taken on the registrar position this year, Amanda is always going above and beyond to help players and there families. Amanda goes above and beyond to organise events such as organising for some Newcastle Jets players to come to the club to meet and talk with Edgeworth’s Under 8 & 9 players.


Annelise Rosnell

University of Newcastle Womens Football Club, Newcastle Football

Annelise has been a massive asset to the committee and the club for the University of Newcastle Womens team this year so far. Annelise has been a part of the club for several years and been a valuable member of the committee for the past 3 years. An injury has unfortunately taken Annelise out of playing this year however she is at every game supporting all 6 teams across the club and providing coaches with added support if needed. Annelise has played a large role in the behind the scenes for the club with ensuring all 100 players are registered correctly, getting the club accredited with Northern NSW Football, organising new training equipment for each team, and always looking at the future of the club both within the University and the Newcastle football region. She is coaching and organising our state cup team for this year and ensuring everyone is included across all levels of the club. Annelise is a prominent figure within the club and is respected by everyone.


Ben McKay

Coffs City United, North Coast Football

Ben coaches an under 10’s side. His enthusiasm to create a team environment amongst the players and parents has been well received. As a coach he is very supportive and responsible with the players ensuring that they enjoy their football in a fun and safe learning environment. He is a fantastic club member who dedicates his time to helping club players when they are starting out to give them the skills to progress into the future.


Deanna Sharman

Glenn Innes District Football Association, Northern Inland Football

Deanna is a core member of Glenn Innes District Football Association committee. Within her five years of dedication to her roles at the club Deanna has been a coach, division leader, run the canteen for the last three seasons, taken onboard the secretary role, manages the social media, facilitatates an internal communication role for the club, is the current registrar and organised all the meetings.

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