AFL Northern Territory is delighted to announce the following Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year Award recipients.
You are the unsung heroes of our game and your work to progress our sport is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to all Territory winners listed below:
AFL National Community Umpiring Service
Daryl Grahek, BRFL and Katherine Umpires Association
NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer
Nick Twelftree, NTFL Banks Bulldogs Football Club
Toyota AFL Community Football Volunteer
Rebecca Dunbar, NTFL Darwin Buffaloes Football Club
AFL Diversity Ambassador
Malcom Hales, Barunga School
AFL Junior Coach
Jason Grace, NTFL Southern Districts Football Club
AFL Primary School Ambassador
Eilish McCluskey, Gray Primary School
AFL Secondary School Ambassador
Ben Johns, NT Catholic School
AFL Senior Coach
Graham Christmas, CAFL Rovers Football Club
AFL Disability Inclusion Volunteer
Nathan Mac, Alice Springs Wellbeing Wednesday Program
The National Volunteer of the Year Awards are presented by Toyota as Premier Partner of the AFL, and as proud supporters of Australia’s game, men and women, young and old, from the grassroots to the elite.
All Auskick Centres, Schools, Community Clubs and Leagues were invited to nominate an outstanding volunteer as part of the Toyota AFL National Volunteer Awards.
The AFL received over 600 Nominations nationally, recognising the significant contribution our volunteers give to the game, right across the industry.
These volunteers may have contributed to the completion of a major or significant project throughout the year, gone above and beyond throughout COVID affected season or they may be someone who has contributed to a number of roles over a long period.
National Club and Volunteer Support Manager, Alex Burgin:
“The AFL are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of our 220,000 community football volunteers, the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to progress our great game in various capacities – at community clubs, leagues and across every Auskick centre.
”Through a difficult season in many states, the quality of nominations shows how local AFL clubs, are determined to continue working through the hurdles and achieve amazing outcomes and excellent AFL experiences for our community.”
National Winners will be announced in Mid-September.
AFL Northern Territory will promote our very worthy winners and their stories over the next few weeks across its social media channels.