AFL Queensland Celebrates Unsung Heroes at Volunteer Round

This weekend, across Aussies Rules football clubs in Queensland, clubs will be encouraged to recognise and celebrate their volunteers.

Water runners, timekeepers, BBQ grillmasters, scoreboard assistants, canteen staff and many more will be acknowledged for their continued service to their club.

AFL Queensland are encouraging players, parents and members to show their thanks in a variety of ways including forming a guard of honour for their volunteers before a match, celebrating their contribution on social media or club members personally thanking them throughout the day.

Head of AFL in Queensland Trisha Squires encouraged all clubs to support Volunteer Round.

“Simply put, community football in Queensland would not be what it is without our volunteers,” she said.

“They are the heartbeat of our clubs as they keep the games and community spirit alive.

“I encourage everyone involved in an Aussie Rules club in Queensland to take a moment to thank those at their club who go above and beyond.”

Here are some ways to say thank you to the volunteers at your club:


  • Make an effort to say thank you to your volunteers for the hard work that they put into your club
  • Show your appreciation with flowers, chocolate or a gift card!
  • Make an appreciation post on your clubs social media
  • Send them a thank you letter or email
  • Present them with an AFL Volunteer Recognition Certificate 


  • Organise a morning or afternoon tea at your club to recognise your volunteers
  • If your club is hosting a match, invite one of your star volunteers to do the coin toss
  • Create a guard of honour for your volunteers before pre-match


  • Nominate one of your volunteers for the National Volunteer Awards! Nominations will open Thursday 16th of June – keep an eye out on our website for details on how to submit

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