The Optus WA Football Volunteer of the Year has become a prestigious award on the WA Football calendar. The Award had humble beginnings in WA and has now been adopted nationally with nearly 750 nominations state-wide last year. The importance of volunteers cannot be underestimated. They enrich our society, bring us together as a community, and help keep businesses and organisations afloat. For this reason, Optus prides itself in being associated with the unsung heroes who enhance the lives of others and inspire the WA football community. We’re ecstatic with our partnership with the WAFC, as we’re aware footy is an important part of the WA community providing us with a great way to connect with West Australians through a sport we all love.

Nomination Form
Award Categories
Community Club Volunteer

The Community Club Volunteer award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer within the grassroots environment of local football in their local community. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations;

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NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer

The NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer award recognises exemplary stewardship, practice and dedication to the NAB AFL Auskick program. To be nominated for the NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year award, the nominee will engage with players, parents and stakeholders; showcase unique and interesting delivery methods; and exhibit a demonstrable level of stewardship for the NAB AFL Auskick program.

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AFL Diversity Ambassador

To be nominated for the AFL Diversity Volunteer Award you must show how you have connected and added value to Communities within your club. Describe how the volunteers outstanding work has promoted the inclusion of People of All Cultures in football.

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AFL School Ambassador (Both Primary & Secondary Awards)

The AFL School National Ambassador of the year award recognises the outstanding work of volunteers within schools in promoting Australian Rules Football. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations and select state and territory winners;

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AFL All Abilities Volunteer

The All Abilities Volunteer award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer in promoting the inclusion of People of All Abilities in football. The volunteer may identify as having a disability themselves however that is not a requirement of the award. The following criteria, as it relates to the inclusion of People of All Abilities in football will be used to assess nominations;

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Go for 2&5 Junior Coach

To be nominated for this award you must be an accredited CoachAFL member in good standing, must be currently coaching and must present a positive image of the role of the coach. The nominated coach must demonstrate sound coaching principles and coaching plans in-line with the WAFC requirements and is involved in ongoing coach education.

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Senior Coach

To be nominated for this award you must be an accredited CoachAFL member in good standing, must be currently coaching and must present a positive image of the role of the coach. The nominated coach must demonstrate sound coaching principles and coaching plans in-line with the WAFC requirements and is involved in ongoing coach education. 

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Community Umpire Service

The AFL National Community Umpiring Service Award recognises the outstanding work of an Umpire or Umpire Coach within the grassroots environment of community football in their region.

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