Northern Football Federation (NFF) have opened nominations for its fourth annual Community Awards to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by volunteers within the Football Community.
The NFF Community Awards aim to recognise volunteers across the Federations regions that make a difference to grassroots Football within their local community – these are people who have dedicated their time this year to develop tomorrow’s All Whites and Football Ferns while ensuring a safe and positive environment for thousands of players.
NFF is sending out a Call for Nominations to all affiliated clubs and members of the federation to submit nominations for those who give their time and effort for the beautiful game.
Chief Executive John Limna loves seeing nominations from the community that highlight the amazing work being done every season within our regions.
“I look forward to the Community Awards every season as there are so many great stories of volunteers within our community. They are vital to our sport and we love being able to recognise them for all the effort they put into our game.”
Nominations for the 2019 NFF Community Awards can be made here: www.nff.org.nz/communityawards
The Nomination period is between 5 August and 19 August 2019 with the winners announced by 31st August 2019.
Any person that meets the current award eligibility criteria may be entered for consideration. Eligible entries are for achievements, stories or contributions that take place during the 2019 season.
2019 NFF COMMUNITY AWARD CATEGORIES
- Community Coach of the Year
The Community Coach of the Year award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to community coaching. The award is open to all volunteers who give their time within the community space and includes only coaches who operate in the NFF only leagues (this excludes metro/combined and cross federation leagues).
- Community Referee of the Year
The Community Referee of the Year award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to community refereeing. The award is open to all volunteers who officiate within the community space and hold a Club Based Referee (CBR) Accreditation and includes only those who are not part of the official Referee Appointments Process.
- Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year award acknowledges a volunteer who shows passion and commitment to football within the Federation that exceeds expectations. This award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make in their community. The award is open to any club or school volunteer (board or committee member, club stalwart, ground staff, clubrooms volunteer or any other volunteer who puts their time into the club or school).
- Outstanding Contribution to Football
The Outstanding Contribution to Football award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to community Football within the Federation over the past season. The award is open to clubs/schools/officials/volunteers with the recipient having demonstrated commitment and passion towards the Football community over the season.
- Outstanding Contribution to Futsal
The Outstanding Contribution to Futsal award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to community Futsal within the Federation over the past season. The award is open to clubs/schools/officials/volunteers with the recipient having demonstrated commitment and passion towards the Futsal community.