Nominations are now closed the 2012 AFL Recognition Awards
This year's winner of the AFL NSW/ACT Volunteer of the Year is Michael Barnes from the North Wagga Football Netball Club.
Michael became involved in football as a player and has since taken on many different roles at the club including President, Coach and handyman around the club. This year Michael oversaw the recovery and rebuilding of McPherson Oval following the devastating floods earlier this year. This included the resurfacing of the Community Centre floor covering, sourcing and installing replacement equipment and fittings as well as liaising with Wagga Wagga City Council and AFL as the canteen, fencing score board and goal posts were overhauled or replaced.
Michael has also organised the Pink Ladies and Sponsors Day which is one of the club's major events of the year. In the last two years these events have raised just under $30,000 in funding for the Cancer Council.
Congratulations to Michael as well as all of the Regional Winners and all of the people nominated for this award.
The 2013 Volunteer of the Year Program will open mid 2013.