Newcastle Permanent Volunteers of the Month Announced for June

June 25th, 2019

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

“Clubs simply cannot run without the contribution of volunteers,” NNSWF Senior Officer Community Football Ross Hicks commented.

“These individuals ongoing contribution to their clubs has been outstanding and should be celebrated.

“Each of these clubs is a better football club because of their volunteers passion, hard work and willingness to ‘roll the sleeves up’ and help to provide the best football experience possible for their clubs players, parents and spectators alike,” he concluded.

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 Acting CEO Mark Williams echoes Hicks’ 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,” Williams 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 June Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month Award recipients from across each of its seven Member Zones are as follows:

Catherine North

Uki Pythons, Football Far North Coast

Catherine is a great asset to the Uki Pythons team. She has an outstanding drive towards community spirit with real heart and soul for football and it’s players. Catherine (aka Cat) has been playing the game for about twenty years soccer, with her involvement starting in Sydney. Catherine moved to the local area and has been with Uki Pythons for two years after previously playing in the Gold Coast competition with clubs including Kingscliff, Banora and Tweed. Cat has always been a club volunteer in roles such as club working bees, committees and working in the canteen. She was a committee member last season and this year is now the  club Secretary and MPIO. On match days you will find Cat somewhere around the grounds and she is an enthusiastic, positive and responsive volunteer.


Kooreil Lester

Old Bar Barbarians, Football Mid North Coast

Kooreil joined the club committee for the 2019 season but is also a memeber of our O35’s team, and a wonderful coach, which he has been doing for several years now.

Since joining the Committee, Kooreil has been hands on with getting everything prepared for the 2019 season. He was the speaker at Muster Day, Senior Launch Night, Coaches & Managers night, attended Nomination night, already helped out with our local raffles, helped out at Gear Day and assisted the Grounds Manager with getting the fields ready with new soil and line marking.  Kooreil is always offering to help out wherever he can, and nothing is ever a problem. He is a great asset to the club.


Elizabeth Beveridge

Cessnock United FC, Hunter Valley Football

Libby, as known by her friends, offers help wherever she can. She started by coming to give a hand selling gear, then she began in canteen before moving onto many other things. Saturday mornings would not run as smoothly in the canteen without her. Anytime committee members need a hand she’s there to help. She has no children playing the game but puts in many many hours to help out.



Nathan Aurisch

Warners Bay FC, Macquarie Football

Nathan works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly and to make sure everything is organised – day and night – every day of the week. Nathan does this even with a full time job and a family of three busy children. Nathan goes above and beyond for the club not only from behind the scenes as the Club President, but Nathan he is also a coach of his son’s U13’s team, and also plays for Warners Bay in the O35’s. Nathan is a pivotal part of the WPL teams taking on the role last year as WPL coordinator (as well as being the Club President) until another stepped into the role. Nathan’s commitment ensures no one misses out and everyone can enjoy the game.


Laura Ranger

Mayfield United JSFC, Newcastle Football

Laura has been a dedicated volunteer to Mayfield Juniors for five years now. Over this time she has used her passion and drive to improve the game at a club level from players in U/6’s, right through to senior level and has even driven the success of the clubs 3-4 year ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program and believes everyone should have the opportunity to play football.






Gayle Murray

Macksville Soccer Club, North Coast Football

Gayle is almost always at the club. Whether she is running the canteen, making ice cups, ordering shirts or getting ready to take a raffle to the local RSL, she goes above and beyond, and this is why the little club is getting bigger and better. Her dedication to her work is certainly appreciated by all.


Hugh Campbell

Tenterfield Junior Soccer Association, Northern Inland Football

In his role as coach coordinator, Hugh does an amazing job organising the coaches at the start of the season into the teams within the club.

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