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TOYOTA AFL National Volunteer Awards OPEN

The AFL is delighted to open the annual TOYOTA AFL National Volunteer Awards and calls on community football clubs and leagues to nominate a valued member of your local footy community. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Community Football

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Kristy Smith: Balgowlah’s favourite Sun

Kristy Smith from the Balgowlah Suns is AFL NSW/ACT’s Toyota Community Football Volunteer of the Year for 2021. The club’s Vice President has played multiple roles at the club since 2015. She’s been a key factor in its growth, guiding

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Andrew Pyman: Driving the Falcons forward

Andrew Pyman is AFL NSW/ACT’s NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year for 2021. The father of three has been at the Fairfield Falcons JAFC since its 2018 inception as its Auskick coordinator. He loves every minute of his time

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Former student James Sullivan now top teacher

Many of our volunteers of the year in 2021 came from regions where football is a relatively new concept for the community, but for James Sullivan, AFL NSW/ACT’s Senior School Ambassador of the Year, football is a way of life.

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Ali’s bulking up the Bankstown Bullsharks

“I’ve played every sport besides golf,” said Ali Abdulatif, AFL NSW/ACT’s Diversity Ambassador of the Year in 2021. “Footy has the team environment, and you get a mixture of skills – kicking, marking, tackling, the celebration at the end, singing

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20 years’ service earns Lane Coach of the Year honours

Junior football is a huge part of Phil Lane’s life. The joint AFL NSW/ACT Junior Coach of the Year has been coaching the next crop of football players in Sydney’s western suburbs for two decades. So many junior coaches get

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Choice cut: Lamb is our Community Umpire of the Year in 2021

Ash Lamb is AFL NSW/ACT’s Volunteer of the Year for Community Umpiring Service in 2021. He works tirelessly to support around 40 umpires who officiate matches on the Sapphire Coast. Lamb is AFL Sapphire Coast’s umpiring coach, he develops the

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Primary School Ambassador of the Year Darryl shows Howe it’s done

Darryl Howe has only worked at St Gregory’s College in Campbelltown for two years, but the PDHPE teacher is already having a big impact on the students’ sporting experiences. His work on the AFL program earned him AFL NSW/ACT’s Primary

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Aaron Harvey is Junior Coach of the Year

Aaron Harvey from the Glen Innes Celts is one of two AFL NSW/ACT’s Junior Coaches of the Year for 2021. Harvey moved to the town on the northern tablelands with his family in 2016 and immediately set about bringing AFL

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Bathurst Giant our Disability Inclusion Volunteer of the Year

Liz Symes is AFL NSW/ACT Disability Inclusion Volunteer of the Year for 2021. Liz is the Bathurst Giants’ treasurer and 2021 she developed and ran a Kickability program for the club. Kickability is a program similar to Auskick for people

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