NNSWF’s Annelise Rosnell named Administrator of the Year

Northern NSW Football is delighted to congratulate Annelise Rosnell who has been named the Administrator of the Year at the 2023 NSW Sports Awards.

The 2023 NSW Sports Awards are considered the highest sports honours in NSW which culminated with the rebel NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of NSW athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and organisations.

The Administrator of the Year award recognises the outstanding contribution made by an administrator during 2023 by having a positive impact on a sport or industry.

Annelise, our General Manager NSW Football Legacy, was announced as one of four finalists for the award in October before she was crowned as the winner in front of more than 600 people including some of the biggest and brightest sporting talents from across NSW.

Annelise’s nomination came as a result of her outstanding contributions to the organisation and football within our region. Her role as NNSWF General Manager NSW Football Legacy is to help grow and develop the game through the 2023 NSW Legacy Program provided by the NSW government to ensure a lasting legacy from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ᵀᴹ.

“It was an honour to receive this award and to be recognised among the best administrators in sport across NSW,” Annelise said.

“This award is not only reflective of my achievements but my whole team’s work to bring the NSW Football Legacy Program to life within the northern NSW region.”

NNSWF CEO Peter Haynes was thrilled with the news.

"Congratulations to Annelise on this fantastic achievement,” Haynes said.

“It is wonderful to see her recognised for all of the dedication and significant contributions she has made to Northern NSW Football and our football community.”

NNSWF chairman Mike Parsons congratulated Annelise on behalf of the board of directors. 

“Annelise is an outstanding operator who has worked tirelessly to ensure our region enjoys a legacy following the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023,” Parsons said.

“This recognition is very much deserved and I congratulate Annelise on behalf of myself, our board and the entire northern NSW football community.”

The night also saw Tokyo Olympic Games canoe slalom gold medallist, Jessica Fox OAM, and double world champion para-athlete Lauren Parker reconfirm their standing as among NSW’s greatest ever athletes when they were awarded Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with a Disability awards. Seven-time world surfing champion, Layne Beachley, AO, was also recognised as a Legend of NSW Sport.