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2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards - NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM

On Monday 20th May, coinciding with National Volunteers Week, the Volunteer of the Year Awards were launched by the WA Football Commission. The Volunteer of the Year Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the amazing work done by football volunteers all around the country and to recognise their incredible achievements and service to the game.

The WAFC, in conjunction with the AFL, will be presenting awards to volunteers in the following categories:

  • Optus WA Football Volunteer of the Year
  • NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer
  • AFL Diversity Ambassador
  • AFL Primary School Ambassador
  • AFL Secondary School Ambassador
  • AFL All Abilities Volunteer
  • Go for 2&5 AFL Junior Coach of the Year
  • Senior Coach of the Year

The Optus WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award supported by The Sunday Times, is the major award. It is awarded to the volunteer deemed to have made the most outstanding overall contribution to WA Football. Finalists will be invited to attend the 2019 WAFL Sandover Medal Count and the overall winner will receive a trip for two to the 2019 AFL Grand Final, including flights and accommodation. There will also be weekly prizes from Optus for some of our nominees during the registration period.

Last season, Sorrento Duncraig's Michelle Richards (photographed) flew the flag for Subiaco, as the District's Volunteer of the Year nominee. Michelle has consistently shown a “roll up the sleeves” attitude to the administration of the club in her role as Registrar. She performs the role extremely well but does so much more than that around the club. People from within the club, and outside the club, regularly speak of their appreciation for how much work Michelle puts in and the debt that Sorrento Duncraig JFC owes her. Some of the many things that Michelle does around the club, on top of the already busy role of Registrar,  include heavy involvement with club events, organising teams and members during photo days, registration days and allocation days, and generally being a help to teams throughout the year. She has also taken on many tasks over the years such as year book preparation and distribution. If you speak with fellow parents and administrators at the club, she is also a great Manager and Coach.

Michelle is a great ambassador for the Subiaco District and upholds the qualities the Football Commission is looking for from a Volunteer of the Year.

Football clubs and schools across Western Australia are strongly encouraged to submit nominations and recognise their volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Nominations close on Friday July 26th.

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Nomination link.