Football NSW’s State Dinner was held at the Liverpool Catholic Club in what was a fantastic celebration of community football.

It was a memorable evening for grassroots football identities across NSW in an event that was put on ice for two years due to COVID restrictions.

Football NSW Directors and Life Members all came together to recognise and acknowledge the elite few who have provided consistent and invaluable service at the community level.

State Award winners are nominated by their Association in recognition of their tireless efforts and service to football in their local community.

State Awards formally recognise individuals who have provided consistent and valuable service at any level – Club, Association, Branch or State.

These contributions may include services such as: committee member, coach, manager, match official, canteen manager or grounds person.

Football St George nominated Peter Mallios for the 2022 Football NSW State Award. 

Peter Mallios is the current long serving President of Carlton Rovers Football Club, one of the St George Football Association Inc. Member Clubs. Peter has held this leadership position since 2007 and has overseen remarkable success at the Club, both on and off the field. He proudly received his Life Member status in 2020 on the back of his 25 years’ service to the Club.

Peter is a passionate, hardworking selfless volunteer and leader who gives up many hours to ensure that the Club runs effectively allowing the players to focus on and enjoy football. Together with the united support of his Committee, he has played an integral part in overseeing many advancements in improving the Clubs administration, culture, on field progress, ground facilities, and development to now include teams representing in Premier League, All Age Men, Women, and Men’s Over 45 competitions coupled with exciting new junior non-competition teams for children who are just starting off in football.

Notwithstanding his position as a long serving Club President, Peter has over many years continued to contribute and provide valuable counsel to the successive Football St George Board’s, including his recent contribution as the Chairperson of the Board Advisory Committee, a Member of the Constitution & By-Laws Committee, and a Member of the COVID-19 Sub-Committee. Peter has also dedicated his time and expertise by assisting in matters before the Football St George Disciplinary Committees.

Peter’s football journey started in 1966 playing for Lakemba U6 at Parry Park and when his family moved to the famed St George district, he joined Kogarah Waratahs FC U10A’s where John Hedison was his first coach and thus began his long and rewarding association with community football. As a teenager he played for Ramsgate RSL FC and as a young adult for Carss Park FC U21A’s respectively, before playing in and managing Premier League & All Age A teams for St George Police Youth Soccer Club based at Ador Reserve, Rockdale from 1981 to 1995.

In 1996 he was enticed to join the mighty Carlton Rovers to play with many of his school friends where after 27 years he has played in Premier League, All Age, Over 35A, and Over 45A teams. Peter continues to play and coach today and has recently contributed to the success of his Over 45A2 team who won the Associations 2022 Grand Final Championship. Additionally, Peter still finds the time to play an instrumental role in the delivery and success of the Football St George Chairman’s Cup, a charity tournament that assists with raising funds for cancer research and was established in 2018 to honour Peter’s brother and the Associations former Chairman, the Late Sok Mallios.

As a highly respected Association Delegate and Member amongst his peers in the St George Football community, Peter’s dedication over the years has simply been enormous and invaluable and is very much a worthy recipient of the Football NSW State Award for the St George Region.