Nominations are invited for the 2011 AFL School Ambassador of the Year Award.

Friday 29 July 2011

Nominations are invited for the 2011 AFL School Ambassador of the Year Award.

This is award aimed at finding the standout ambassadors at primary and secondary level from a group of almost 500 ambassadors statewide who devote countless hours to the promotion of AFL within their school community.

They are teachers, administrators, principals, or other staff members.

Winners in each category will receive a trip to Melbourne, where they will join winners from other states at a match in the first weekend of this year’s AFL finals series.

Flights, accommodation and tickets will be included.

Last year’s winners were Brendon Gillespie and Tim Mapley from St Edward the Confessor School, Daisy Hill, Brisbane.

According to AFL Queensland Schools Coordinator Sarah Hopkins, an AFL School Ambassador is the League’s key contact within a school.

They assist by promoting AFL activities and events to students by local clubs and AFLQ, allows AFLQ to run NAB AFL Auskick at the school, enters interschool competitions, implements AFL into the curriculum and is a general ‘champion’ for the code at the school.

Sarah advises that ambassadors may nominate themselves, or be nominated by their peers or school, or by an AFLQ staff member.

Nominations should include in a maximum of 250 words a list of achievements and details on why the nominee should be consider for the AFLSA of the Year for 2011.

They are to be sent to Sarah Hopkins at AFLQ.

Nominations close on Monday 15 August.

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