Daniel York, Chris Adams, Samantha Crebert receive annual awards

Daniel York, Chris Adams and Samantha Crebert have been achnowledged as the 2017 Newcastle Permanent Community Award Yearly winners for Northern Inland.

Efforts rewarded: Chris Adams is the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year for the Northern Inland for 2017.

Efforts rewarded: Chris Adams is the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year for the Northern Inland for 2017.

York was named the referee of the year, Adams the coach of the year and Crebert the volunteer of the year.

The yearly winners were selected from the monthly award recipients. York and Crebert were both winners in July while Adams picked up the coaches award in May.

Northern Inland Football Operations Manager, Liz Stirling, said that this was another tough year in selecting the annual winners but congratulated the three on their deserved award.

A very talented young referee, York has been officiating at the top level in NIF since he was 15. He is approachable and shows great leadership by his enthusiasm and willingness to share his experiences and knowledge with younger match officials. 

Nominated by North Companions, Adams has coached multiple sides over the last 10 years, and also strapped on the boots for the club.

He is always available for a chat and knows most of the players by their first name, and is an example of a great club man, willing to do what he can to help out.

And all without asking for a thing in return.

Crebert took over the role of canteen manager for the Tamworth District Football Association this year at very short notice, but stepped up to the plate far beyond anyone’s expectations.

Community referee of the year Daniel York.

Community referee of the year Daniel York.

Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer Terry Millett acknowledged that without the dedication of volunteers, coaches and match officials grassroots sport would not survive.

“These committed people make it possible for kids to lead active, healthy lives, ” Millett said.