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AFL School Ambassador of the Year

Recognise outstanding teachers in 2017

Nominations for the 2017 AFL School Ambassador of the Year awards are now open and will be open until the end of Term 2, 2017.

The awards recognise teachers who have run outstanding Australian Rules Football programs in their schools from Term 3, 2016 to Term 2, 2017.

 To nominate CLICK HERE

Two deserving winners will claim a trip for two to a 2016 AFL Finals game in Melbourne including flights and accommodation.

Nominations by school staff, community football groups and WAFC employees can be sent in now for outstanding programs run from August 2016 to July 2017.

Finalists in each of the categories are invited to attend the AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards night where the winners will be announced. Nominees must be registered School Ambassadors.

The AFL School Ambassador (AFLSA) program, introduced into WA schools in 2004, aims to produce enhanced educational outcomes in literacy, numeracy, health and physical education by providing quality resources to schools and by recognising and rewarding teachers who strongly promote football in their school and community.

Over the past 12 years there have been more than 50 category winners from schools across the state.

In 2016 the WAFC received more than 100 nominations that were shortlisted to 29 finalists.

Nominations for the 2017 AFL School Ambassador of the Year are now open and close on the last day of Term 2.

For information on previous winners CLICK HERE

Awards, Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Info

1. Most Outstanding Primary School AFL School Ambassador Award

The AFL School Ambassador, from a WA primary school, judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the AFLSA program during Term 3 2016 to Term 2, 2017 will win a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL Final.

2. Most Outstanding Secondary School AFL School Ambassador Award

The AFL School Ambassador, from a WA Secondary school, judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the AFLSA program during Term 3, 2016 to Term 2, 2017 will win a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL Final.

Special Category Awards with Eligibility Criteria

4. Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador Award - AFL School Ambassador must have been inducted into the program since Term 3, 2015.

5. Outstanding Indigenous AFL School Program Award - AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged Indigenous students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2016 to Term 2, 2017.

6. Outstanding Female AFL School Program Award -  AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged female students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2016 to Term 2, 2017.Term 3 2015 to Term 2 2016.

7. Outstanding Multicultural AFL School Program Award -  AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged multicultural students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2016 to Term 2, 2017.

To nominate, please click here for online Nomination Form and select the category.

Nomination Information

All online nomination forms must be submitted by FRIDAY June 30, 5pm sharp.

Nominations must provide as much information as possible to allow judges the fully understand the nominees work. For ideas on what other finalists’ have been awarded click HERE.

No students to nominate.

The Selection Process

The selection process for all AFL School Ambassador of the Year awards is as follows.

All AFL School Ambassador of the Year nominations for all categories will be provided to a WAFC Panel, comprising Education Team members, who will select the finalists for each category (max 5 per category).

All Finalists will be notified and invited to the Awards Ceremony at Domain Stadium in late July.

The State Judging Panel will review the Finalists and select all the winners.

 

AFL School Ambassador 2016 Category Winners

2016 Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador

Jake Davis - Eastern Hills SHS

 

2016 Most Outstanding Female Program

Jack Green - Tuart Rise PS

 

2016 Most Outstanding Multicultural Program

Taziana Leunig - Melville SHS

 

2016 Most Outstanding Indigenous Program

Simon Nimmo - Yule Brook College

 

2016 Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador

Narelle Scott - Tuart Rise PS

 

2016 Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador of the Year

Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College

 

SPECIAL AWARD: 2016 Outstanding Non-teaching AFL School Ambassador

Paul Polczynski - Tuart Rise PS

 

For more information email Community Football Coordinator Andrew King at aking@wafc.com.au or call 9287 5548.

 

AFL School Ambassador of the Year

 

Seven football awards were presented for outstanding promotion of Australian Football in the school community at the 2016 AFL School Ambassador Awards night on Thursday, August 4.

The awards night was hosted by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) at Domain Stadium in front of a supportive crowd of West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Football Club, school and community football representatives.

Twenty-nine finalists, selected by a j

udging panel from a pool of more than 100 nominations, were acknowledged and seven category winners announced.

Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Narelle Scott - Tuart Rise Primary
Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College.
Most Outstanding Female AFL School Program Jack Green - Tuart Rise Primary School
Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Jake Davis - Eastern Hills Senior High School 
Most Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program
Simon Nimmo - Yule Brook College 
Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Taziana Leunig - Melville Senior High School
Most Outstanding Non-Teaching Award
Paul Polczynski - Tuart Rise Primary School

Most Outstanding Primary and Secondary AFL School Ambassador award winners Narelle Scott and Thomas Moscarda each came away with a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL final.

WAFC Schools Program Manager David Lindsay congratulated all award finalists and thanked the attendees, school principals, teachers and their colleagues for supporting such an important program.

“It’s fantastic to see the amount of work put into promoting Australian Football by the school ambassadors,” he said 

“The AFL Schools Ambassador Program encourages schools and communities to work together to develop and promote Australian Football in the classroom and on the sporting field.”

Narelle Scott won the Primary AFL School Ambassador award for the second time in a row. The Baldivis music teacher created an AFL teaching resource pack for her school community and incorporated AFL songs into her classroom. 

Thomas Moscarda provided his students with the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and teach the local students the fundamentals of Australian Football.

Mr Moscarda helped drive a 22-percent increase in specialist students attendance in football programs at the school. He also created a football app for students and parents.

All registered teachers are eligible to become a AFL School Ambassador. The WAFC provides training, equipment and support, free of charge.

For more information contact Manager Schools Programs, David Lindsay on 9287 5590 or email dlindsay@wafc.com.au