AFL Queensland is seeking applications from around the state for an AFL Merit Award in 2018.
The Merit Award is awarded to volunteers who have provided ten or more years of outstanding service to community football and has been presented annually around the country since the 1930s.
In 2018, AFL Queensland will issue two Merit Awards for those thankless volunteers in our own football community across the various leagues and competitions.
To be eligible for the AFL Queensland Merit Award, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- A demonstrated record of service as a volunteer for a minimum of 10 years
- Has not received a Merit Award previously
- Distinguished service in an area that has been of significant benefit to the club and/or League; and
- Demonstrated leadership and development of others within community football.
Each of the two Merit Award winners will receive a certificate signed by AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan and have their name included on the plaque of Merit Award recipients at AFL House in Melbourne alongside the other 600 Merit Award winners dating back to 1931.
Applications for the 2018 AFL Merit Awards close on July 20.
If you know someone around you club who you think is a deserving Merit Award candidate, please nominate them here.
Applications for the AFL Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award are also open.
AFL Queensland encourages each club to nominate a volunteer for the AFL Queensland Volunteer of the Year Award program using the nomination form at the bottom of this page.
The final AFL Queensland Volunteer of the Year will receive an award certificate, along with two tickets to the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
Included in the Grand Final package is two return flights and accommodation for three nights in Melbourne for the weekend and the opportunity to walk in the AFL Grand Final Parade.
Applications close for the Volunteer of the Year on August 17 and can be found here.