Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce the Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month for June 2021 across its zones.
“Lily, Jarod, Terry, Carl, Adana and Jack have displayed all the qualities and characteristics of not only good match officials but good members of the football family,” NNSWF Head of Football Development Peter Haynes said.
“Refereeing is often a difficult task but I am pleased to be able to thank and recognise our recipients’ efforts and look forward to seeing them progress as match officials in the future.”
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 referees who received the award.
“Our monthly Newcastle Permanent’s Community Football Awards recognise the important role referees play in creating fair play and respect on the field,” Juergens said.
“We congratulate Lily, Jarod, Terry, Carl, Adana and Jack for their ongoing contributions to the game and their local communities.”
The June Newcastle Permanent Community Referee of the Month Award recipients from across each of NNSWF’s seven member zones are:
Football Far North Coast
Lily officiates matches for Football Far North Coast and has shown true dedication and passion for the game giving players, coaches and spectators the best experience possible.
The 14-year-old became a referee this season and has been officiating as an assistant referee on senior matches and centre referee on junior fixtures.
Lily is also a player for Dunoon United FC in the girls’ grade 16 competition with the club providing incentives to its players to become referees, as the club see the value in having players that are knowledgeable in the laws of the game and available to officiate on matches at home and at other venues.
Lily has a vibrant personality and although early in her career as a match official has already shown she has the potential to become a leading female referee in the zone.
North Coast Football
Jarod is new to North Coast Football and has jumped in with enthusiasm.
He has officiated junior games as well as senior women’s matches, now doing refereeing and assisting refereeing at NPL level.
Jarod is a welcome addition to the North Coast Football referee team.
Football Mid North Coast
Terry has been one of Football Mid North Coast’s premier referees over the last few years, regularly officiating FFA Cup and Coastal Premier League matches through to junior community matches.
Terry brings experience and knowledge to the pitch every time he referees and is consistent with his decisions. He communicates well with players and treats everyone with respect.
Northern Inland Football
Carl has recently taken on a referee mentor position in Tamworth helping out first year and youth match officials. Carl hung up his whistle a few seasons ago after many years of service to refereeing in the Northern Inland.
Carl can be found each Saturday morning at youth football fixtures casting his eye over youth match officials and providing assistance and positive feedback to improve the quality of match officials in Tamworth.
The youth match officials respond positively to Carl and know that his experience in the middle is knowledge that they can use to improve their own game. Carl is a great asset to referees in the region.
Hunter Valley Football
Adana officiates matches for Newcastle Football and has shown true dedication and passion for the game giving players, coaches and spectators the best experience possible.
Adana is a very keen referee. When she was assessed earlier this season, Adana turned up 30 minutes before her game that she was due to official, well presented and looking the part.
In the centre Adana was very confident. Her flag work as an assistant referee is also top draw.
She will always ask questions when she is not sure and is prepared to listen to assessors and her peers.