SANFL Volunteer Awards

Hostplus SANFL Volunteer of the Year

All of us at SANFL and Hostplus love to celebrate our footy heroes but they’re not always on the field. We want to acknowledge all of the local legends who make our game great – from behind the scenes.

Congratulations to our 2021 Volunteer of the Year winner, Steph Contin from the North Gambier Football Club (pictured with David Shipway AM)

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the work they’re doing?

 

Nominee Criteria

The SANFL Hostplus Volunteer of the Year Award aims to highlight those individuals who have provided notable voluntary service to community football in South Australia.

Nominees must satisfy the following to qualify:

  • Must have given notable voluntary service to Australian Football in South Australia
  • Must be a willing, voluntary contributor, having received no income from football (NB honoraria excepted).
  • Must be an ambassador for the game of football who acts and works for the best interest of the game, never bringing the game into disrepute

Prize

The SANFL Hostplus Volunteer of the Year winner will receive:

  • The David Shipway AM Medal and title of SANFL Hostplus Volunteer of the Year, with their name engraved on the perpetual trophy presented at the annual SANFL Community Volunteers Dinner held at Adelaide Oval
  • 1 night of accommodation for two people at the Serafino Winery McLaren vale, including a 3-course dinner and breakfast. During your stay, you will be provided with the use of a brand-new luxury Kia vehicle to explore the famous wine region in style
  • 2 x Adelaide Oval Football Memberships, including reserved seats to all AFL Home games (excluding finals) in season 2023
  • Courtesy of the AFL – a $200 e-gift voucher (prepaid Mastercard). The voucher will be redeemable anywhere in Australia where Mastercard is accepted

The winner will entered automatically into the National Good for Footy AFL Community Volunteer of the Year award as South Australia’s nominee, and if selected as the national winner will receive an AFL Grand Final experience including:

  • Return economy flights for 2 people (winner & guest) via Virgin Australia from their nearest capital city to Melbourne
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Melbourne for 2 people (twin share for winner & guest)
  • 2 tickets to ‘Welcome to Melbourne’ function
  • AFL Grand Final parade attendance; and
  • 2 tickets to the 2022 AFL Grand Final

SANFL Community Football & AFL Good for Footy Awards

The SANFL Community Football  & AFL Good for Footy Awards aim to highlight individuals who have provided notable voluntary service to community football in South Australia, as well as celebrate best practice in community football facility development across the state.

Awards are offered across categories that recognise administrators, officials, umpires, teachers and facilities.

These awards are presented at the annual SANFL Community Volunteers Dinner held at Adelaide Oval.

The winner of each of the South Australia AFL Good for Footy awards* will receive a $200 e-gift voucher (prepaid Mastercard) courtesy of the AFL. The voucher will be redeemable anywhere in Australia where Mastercard is accepted.

The winners of these awards will entered automatically into the National Good for Footy AFL Award for their designated category as South Australia’s nominees, and if selected as the national winner will receive an AFL Grand Final experience as above.

Details of awards and nomination forms are detailed below.

* Please note AFL Good for Footy prizes are not awarded to SANFL Awards (Merit Award or the Facility Award winners)

  • Community Football Merit Award

    SANFL Award

    The SANFL Community Football Merit Awards may be awarded annually by the SANFL to acknowledge outstanding service to the Game of Australian Football.
  • NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year award recognises outstanding work by an individual positively impacting Auskick in South Australia.
  • Community Coaches of the Year (Junior & Senior)

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The Community Coach of the Year awards recognises outstanding work by coaches positively impacting community football in South Australia. Awards are presented to a Junior and a Senior Coach.
  • Community Club Coach Coordinator of the Year

    SANFL Award

    SANFL would like to recognise the amazing work Community Club Coach Coordinators are doing in SA!
  • Disability Inclusion Ambassador of the Year

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The Disability Inclusion Ambassador of the Year award recognises outstanding work by an individual positively impacting the lives of people with disability in South Australia.
  • Diversity Ambassador of the Year

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The Diversity Ambassador of the Year award recognises outstanding work by an individual positively impacting the lives of multicultural and indigenous participants in South Australia.
  • Teachers of the Year

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The Teacher (Primary and Secondary) of the Year awards recognises outstanding work by teachers positively impacting school football programs in South Australia.
  • Umpiring Service Awards

    AFL Good for Footy Award

    The SANFL Community Umpire Service Awards has been established to recognise umpires who have given notable service to regional football in South Australia.
  • South Australian Community Football Facility Award

    SANFL Award

    The South Australian Community Football Facility Award recognises best practice in community football facility development across the state.
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