Love your club, win a car

Carissa Embling’s first year as President of the Port Macquarie Magpies was extraordinary.

She oversaw a major uplift in sponsorship revenue, grant funding, player support programs and was a fantastic advocate for growing football for women and girls at the club.

Carissa was Treasurer for a number of years before taking on the top office bearing role, and she admits she was talked into it by others at the club.

Thanks to her dedication, hard work and results for the club, Carissa was named Australia’s Toyota AFL Community Volunteer of the Year in August and was presented with a brand new Toyota Hilux.

This weekend she joins Tracy Jedrzejewski (Wollondilly Knights) – Female Coach of the Year – in Melbourne for the 2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final and some other special events.


Here’s the moment Carissa was told about her national accolade and her Toyota Hilux prize.