Referees of the Month announced as part of July Newcastle Permanent Community Recognition Awards

July 30th, 2021

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month for July 2021 across its zones.

“Jamai, Lex, Noah, Joshua, Marni, Lachlan and Dallas’ contribution to the game through their role as a match official has been wonderful,” NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said.

“Referees are essential to the enjoyment of the game for players, coaches and spectators and these recipients have shown that they take this responsibility seriously.

“I congratulate them on their awards on behalf of NNSWF and all players, coaches and spectators across the state.”

Each winner will be presented a prize pack including a jacket, cap, water bottle and a referee card set to assist in fulfilling their valuable duties on and off the field.

From the pool of monthly winners, a Newcastle Permanent Referee of the Year for each zone will be recognised at the end of the season.

Newcastle Permanent chief customer experience and delivery officer Paul Juergens echoed Haynes’ sentiment and applauded the volunteers who received the award.

“Referees and match officials play a vital role in community football. People like Jamai, Lex, Noah, Joshua, Marni, Lachlan and Dallas are not only responsible for keeping players safe and making sure the rules of the game are followed but they also help create a great experience for players and spectators,” Juergens said.

“The local Newcastle Permanent team is delighted to recognise them for their contribution to the game this month.”

The July Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month Award recipients from across each of NNSWF’s seven member zones are:

Football Far North Coast
Jamai O’Malley


North Coast Football
Lex Weiley
Lex is a good referee with an eye for the game. He works hard playing and refereeing for the sport he has grown up loving.


Football Mid North Coast
Noah Sneddon
Noah stepped up and did the centre in an under-14s catch up match last Sunday.

He is a young boy but he had the confidence to do it. All of his calls were correct and his signalling was really good.

Noah has the makings of a top referee with mentoring.


Northern Inland Football
Joshua Attard
One of the region’s youngest up and coming match officials, Josh is continually working to improve his game. A regular on Northern Inland Premier Division fixtures , Josh also travels to Newcastle each fortnight to officiate on HIT106.9 Northern League One and National Premier League NNSW fixtures, showing his commitment and love for the game.

Josh mentors and provides assistance to first year and junior match officials. Josh is a great role model for young match officials to follow and learn from.

Hunter Valley Football
Marni Duggan

Newcastle Football
Lachlan King

Lachlan is a first time referee who has a passion for the game. Lachlan helps out guiding the junior teams and assists the other referees with working well and encouraging as a team network.

Macquarie Football
Dallas Hicks

Dallas started refereeing later in life but thoroughly enjoys it as can be seen by his performances on the park.

His enthusiasm rubs off on other referees and he works hard to carry out a good job on the pitch, with Dallas described as a well-deserving Referee of the Month award recipient.

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