By Shae Killey
The Coorparoo Roos Junior Australian Football Club has been rewarded with a Silver Accreditation from the AFL’s Quality Club Program, for their continual efforts to make it a healthier, more well managed environment.
In order to achieve this Silver Accreditation the club has had to have a strategic plan in place, volunteer position descriptions provided, volunteer and coach of the year award nominations, one level one sports trainer, actively promote AFL Kids First, promote and support umpiring campaigns and one person involved in an umpiring program.
This year Coorparoo Junior AFC had 150+ participants in their club Auskick program, which then flowed across to their junior teams – creating much depth for youth football at the club.
The Roos currently have 420+ registered junior players, combined with a senior womens’ team that is now affiliated to the junior club.
Coorparoo Junior AFC President, Andrew Blunt, said the club is continuing to lead the when it comes to its administration, exceptional volunteer management and ability to generate interest from the community
“Being a better managed club allows us to put in place procedures, so future committees can come in, pick it up and keep running with it,” Blunt said.
“Striving for this accreditation has enhanced our football structure, our administration model for Auskick and progression for the boys – allowing us to run everything in the most efficient manner.”