Queensland Chemist Warehouse Community Ambassador Honoured at AFLW Grand Final

Earlier this year Seven community football representatives from across Australia were acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to women’s football as part of the 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program.

Each Ambassador received a $1,000 grant from the Women’s Football Fund to donate to the club of their choice, a virtual networking event hosted by AFL General Manager of Women’s Football, Nicole Livingstone and the opportunity to be involved in the 2022 NAB AFLW Season Seven Finals Series.

On the morning of the NAB AFLW Grand Final Season Seven, Chemist Warehouse hosted a breakfast to honour the seven ambassadors before hosting them at the match.

Queensland’s own Jeanne Ronald from Bakers Creek AFC was one of the ambassadors who was honoured at the Chemist Warehouse Breakfast and appreciated the chance to shine light on the community work getting done.

“I’m incredibly proud to be a part of today,” Jeanne said.

“I’ve been involved in footy for a long time and it’s so great to see the growth of football and more and more people getting involved. Today being surrounded by so many great women and being honoured… it’s overwhelming.”

Jeanne has had a huge impact in the growth of football in the Mackay and Whitsundays region.

From club training to making sure everyone is informed prior to the season, Jeanne has always been an advocate for the sport.

She has made major contributions to the club – supporting Pride Round, Indigenous Round and Breast Cancer Pink (Ladies Day) Guernsey’s for the Senior Women and Indigenous Round for the Senior Men. Celebrating these special rounds emphasizes her commitment to growing the game and including all peoples.

Jeanne has worked tirelessly on a lighting project which after four long years is coming to fruition; resulting in Bakers Creek and other clubs having the ability to play night games, which during the hotter months of the season is critical in player safety.

Jeanne’s effort across every aspect of football, from inclusion, to operations, to player safety promotes an environment where people across the region feel empowered and capable to play football.

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