10,000 balls for free as Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent continue partnership for 16th year

Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent are delighted to announce a 16th year in partnership.

Newcastle Permanent, the official financial institution of Northern NSW Football, will proudly continue as Northern NSW Football’s major partner of community football, a role it has held since 2008.

Northern NSW Football Interim CEO Peter Haynes said Newcastle Permanent are a valued, long-term major partner.

“We are delighted that Newcastle Permanent will continue as our major partner of community football,” Haynes said.

“This partnership has been ongoing for the better part of two decades now and in that time Newcastle Permanent’s support has ensured that the region’s largest sport remains affordable, fun and safe.

“Many families have experienced difficulties over the last couple of years due to the pandemic and natural disasters. We understand that and we are committed to partnering with Newcastle Permanent to ensure that our game remains accessible and young players start the season with a ball at their feet.”

Newcastle Permanent’s Chief Distribution Officer Paul Juergens said the customer-owned institution was excited to be continuing its partnership with Northern NSW Football.

“This partnership helps local families lead healthy, happy and active lives, provides valuable equipment and signage to Northern NSW Football community clubs, and helps stabilise player registration fees for families,” Mr Juergens said.

“Since 2008, Newcastle Permanent has provided more than 120,000 free footballs to entry-level players, with a further 10,000 balls being distributed this season.

“As a keen football fan, I look forward to seeing the next generation of champions putting our balls into the back of the net this season!”

Newcastle Permanent will also hold naming rights to senior grand finals across Northern NSW Football’s seven Member Zones, NNSWF’s Primary School Gala days and NNSWF’s Junior Development League as part of the partnership.