AFL Victoria - Volunteer of the Year & AFL Merit Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2015 State Football Volunteer of the Year Award.
Volunteers are without doubt the backbone of Australian football. Each and every week at grounds across Victoria, dedicated volunteers roll up their sleeves to ensure clubs continue to offer their local communities a place to come together and unite behind a common cause. While this tireless work often goes unrecognised, there is a way that you can highlight the commitment and sacrifice of a special volunteer at your club.
The 2015 AFL State Volunteer of the Year Program commenced as part of the Australian Football 150 years celebration and each year rewards seven outstanding volunteers around Australia with the experience of a lifetime.
Each club, league or association is invited to nominate an outstanding volunteer as an AFL State Volunteer of the Year and put them in the running for an amazing price.
The Victorian winner will win the ultimate grand final experience, which includes three nights accommodation in Melbourne, the opportunity to take part in the Grand Final Parade and of course two tickets to the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
The volunteer may have contributed to the completion of a major or significant project throughout the year or they may be someone who has contributed in a number of roles over a long period of time.
Each state and territory will be responsible for evaluating the nominations and ultimately will determine their State Volunteer of the Year.
Clubs can complete an nomination form (see attached) for a volunteer from their club or via the AFL Community website and must do so before 5.00pm on Friday 28 August 2015.
2015 AFL Merit Award
AFL Victoria will also be submitting two nominations for the AFL Merit Award which is a long standing initiative to recognise outstanding service to Australian Football.
Clubs are encouraged to make recommendations to their local league administrators who will forward the information on to AFL Victoria.
AFL Merit Award winners receive:
- An AFL Merit Award Certificate personally signed by the AFL Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the AFL Commission
- Added to the honour board of less than 600 Merit Award winners dating back to 1931
Please see below for a Memo advising more detail of the above, along with the 2 Nomination Forms.