The WA Football Volunteer of the Year has become a prestigious award on the WA Football calendar. The Award had humble beginnings in Western Australia 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.

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WA Football Volunteer of the Year

The WA Football Volunteer of the Year 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; 

  • Must have given notable voluntary service with a Community Club, League or Region (or any combination thereof) within Community Football. 

  • Must be a willing, voluntary contributor, having received no income from football (NB honoraria accepted). 

  • Must be an ambassador for the game at Community Football level, who acts and works for the best interest of the game in general without ever bringing the game in to disrepute. 

  • Those making nominations should make no more than one nomination. 

  • Years of service will be looked upon favourably. 

  • Previous winners are ineligible.  

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Disability Inclusion Volunteer of the Year

The Disability Inclusion Volunteer of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer in promoting the inclusion of People with Disability 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 with Disability in football will be used to assess nominations; 

  • Shows leadership and innovation with the purpose of engaging more people with disability into the game 

  • Mentoring of new volunteers, players and/or club members. 

  • Promoting a healthy club/league/program culture which provides an inclusive environment. 

  • Drives social change by being an advocate for people with disability 

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Diversity Ambassador of the Year

The Diversity Ambassador of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer that has been able to promote inclusion for Multicultural and/or Indigenous Communities in Australian Rules football. The volunteer may identify as being from a Multicultural or Indigenous background, however this is not a requirement of the award. The criteria will judge candidate’s ability to engage Multicultural and/or Indigenous Communities through Australian Rules Football via the following points; 

  • Support pathways for Multicultural and/or Indigenous participants to Play, Coach or Umpire in our game. 

  • Promote AFL to Multicultural and/or Indigenous Communities. 

  • Provide advice around best practice to work with Multicultural and/or Indigenous groups. 

  • Promote a healthy Club/League culture which provides a fair, safe and inclusive environment for all. 

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NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year

The NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the year award recognises the outstanding work of volunteers within the Auskick community. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations and select state and territory winners; 

  • Promotes Auskick values of fun, inclusion and enthusiasm. 

  • Volunteers on a consistent basis and shows excellent initiative in helping deliver awesome experiences for participants. 

  • Actively promotes other parents and carers to become involved in the Auskick community. 

  • Effectively communicates with relevant stakeholders including participants, other volunteers, community figures, AFL staff. 

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Go for 2&5 Junior Coach of the Year

The Go for 2&5 Junior Coach of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a coach who works within a junior football environment in community football. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations; 

  • Must be an accredited member of CoachAFL in good standing. 

  • Must have a current coaching role in either a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Club Coaching Coordinator/Director capacity. 

  • Must display and foster respect for umpires, opponents, coaches, administrators, officials, parents and spectators and be a role model for community. 

  • Must demonstrate sound understanding of modern coaching principles and is engaged in ongoing learning and development. 

  • Those making nominations should make no more than one nomination. 

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Senior Coach of the Year

The Senior Coach of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a coach who works within a senior football environment in community football. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations; 

  • Must be an accredited member of CoachAFL in good standing. 

  • Must have a current coaching role in either a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Club Coaching Coordinator/Director capacity. 

  • Must display and foster respect for umpires, opponents, coaches, administrators, officials, parents and spectators and be a role model for community. 

  • Stays up to date with the principles of coaching and skill development and is engaged in ongoing learning and development. 

  • Those making nominations should make no more than one nomination. 

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AFL School Ambassador of the Year (Both Primary & Secondary Awards)

The AFL School 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; 

  • Must be a registered AFL School Ambassador. 

  • Actively promotes Australian Rules Football both on and off field within the school community. 

  • Uses creative initiatives to encourage diverse participation in Australian Rules Football - Playing, Umpiring, Club/Brand Engagement. 

  • Connects with AFL products/staff - FDM's, SSP, Clinics, School visits, AFL 9's. 

  • Promotes AFL values of inclusion, game progression and teamwork. 

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Community Umpire Service

The Community Umpiring Service Award recognises the outstanding work of an Umpire or Umpire Coach within the grassroots environment of community football in their region. The following criteria will be used to assess nominations; 

  • Must have given notable Umpiring service with an Umpire Club, League or Region (or any combination thereof) within Community Football. 

  • Must be an ambassador for Umpiring at the Community Football level, who acts and works in the best interest of the game in general without ever bringing the game in to disrepute. 

  • Those making nominations should make no more than one nomination. 

  • Must provide a positive impact on Umpiring at their local level which may include Umpire membership, financial viability, new programs implemented, increasing diversity and inclusion etc 

  • Is a proactive and positive contributor to both the Umpiring and Football Community and is aligned with the AFL's values and Umpiring strategies. 

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