Pacific Palms FC Awarded Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award

June 29th, 2015

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce Pacific Palms FC as the May Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award Winner.

Pacific Palms was awarded as winner of the Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award due to its important contribution to the local community through encouragement of female participation, social inclusion and community coach development.

“Pacific Palms FC has made a significant and valuable contribution to the local community through its inclusiveness of females and players with a disability, in addition to continued facilitation of coach development,” NNSWF Community Football Manager Peter Haynes commented.

“We applaud the efforts of Pacific Palms FC’s Committee, coaches and players which demonstrate that community is integral to the club’s ethos,” Haynes concluded.

Newcastle Permanent Branch Manager Forster, Brett Willing, echoed Haynes’ sentiments and is pleased a local Football Mid North Coast club has been rewarded for its efforts.

“It is great to see clubs going the extra mile to give back to their local community and we are delighted we are able to provide those opportunities through our support of Community Football across Northern NSW,” Willing said.

Pacific-Palms

Left to right: Pacific Palms Vice President, Mark Workum, Coaching Coordinator, Craig Dickey, and President, Mark Lawson.

Pacific Palms FC will receive a $250 First Touch Football Supplies gift voucher thanks to Newcastle Permanent, that will allow the club to purchase new equipment to continue its efforts in growing the game in the Region.

The Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award demonstrates Newcastle Permanent’s commitment to supporting community football across Northern NSW by recognising clubs for their contribution to football on and off the playing field in areas including football experience, club activities, coaching, volunteer management and special projects.

Additionally, Pacific Palms FC’s Craig Dickey has been awarded the May Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award for Football Mid North Coast.

Dickey was nominated by Pacific Palms FC for his commitment to young players within the club.

“Craig has shown true dedication to players and his club and the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award is well deserved.” Haynes commented.

“Newcastle Permanent is proud to support community football across Northern NSW and it is great to be able to recognise the efforts of a local coach who shows such dedication to developing his teams,” Willing said.

Dickey will receive a coaching pack inclusive of balls, markers, bibs, whistle, polo shirt and cap courtesy of Newcastle Permanent to assist him in continuing to fulfil his valuable coaching role at the club.

 

About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:

Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High Performance Program and Junior Football Program.

Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.

The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of nearly 10,000 free balls and shin pads to young players.

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