UPPER Hunter mentor Adam Whitley is Hunter Valley Football's Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month for June 2019.
He was nominated by Scone Mustangs FC for his commitment to a number of teams over the duration of his service to the club.
Whitley has enjoyed significant success with the side because of his positive approach to sportsmanship and the spirit of the game.
Not only a coach, he is also the president of Scone FC.
He, and his hard-working executive committee, has raised the profile of football for Scone and the district.
"It is very pleasing to be able to recognise Adam for displaying the attitudes and behaviours that Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is trying to instil in all Community Coaches," senior officer community football Ross Hicks said.
"Providing an effective learning environment in a safe and fun way is key to Scone FC providing a positive football experience to their players.
"Adam should be commended for his commitment to the club and the team."
Newcastle Permanent Muswellbrook branch manager Addie Parker also congratulated Whitley on becoming the recipient of the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award.
"We're proud to support community football across Northern NSW and, through our Community Football Awards, to recognise the efforts of a local coach who demonstrates a passion and dedication to developing his/her team/s," she said.
Whitley will receive a coaching pack inclusive of balls, markers, bibs, whistle, polo shirt and cap courtesy of Newcastle Permanent to assist him in continuing to fulfil his valuable role at the club.