Recognise outstanding teachers in 2018
Nominations for the 2018 AFL School Ambassador of the Year awards will open at the start of Term 1, 2018 and remain open until end of Term 2, 2018.
The awards recognise teachers who have run outstanding Australian Rules Football programs in their schools from Term 3, 2017 to Term 2, 2018.
To nominate CLICK HERE
Two deserving winners will claim a trip for two to a 2018 AFL Finals game in Melbourne including flights and accommodation.
Nominations by school staff, community football groups and WAFC employees can be sent in now for outstanding programs run from August 2017 to July 2018.
Finalists in each of the categories are invited to attend the AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards night where the winners will be announced. Nominees must be registered School Ambassadors.
The AFL School Ambassador (AFLSA) program, introduced into WA schools in 2004, aims to produce enhanced educational outcomes in literacy, numeracy, health and physical education by providing quality resources to schools and by recognising and rewarding teachers who strongly promote football in their school and community.
Over the past 12 years there have been more than 50 category winners from schools across the state.
In 2016 the WAFC received more than 100 nominations that were shortlisted to 29 finalists.
Nominations for the 2017 AFL School Ambassador of the Year are now open and close on the last day of Term 2.
For information on previous winners CLICK HERE
Awards, Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Info
1. Most Outstanding Primary School AFL School Ambassador Award
The AFL School Ambassador, from a WA primary school, judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the AFLSA program during Term 3 2017 to Term 2, 2018 will win a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL Final.
2. Most Outstanding Secondary School AFL School Ambassador Award
The AFL School Ambassador, from a WA Secondary school, judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the AFLSA program during Term 3, 2017 to Term 2, 2018 will win a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL Final.
Special Category Awards with Eligibility Criteria
4. Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador Award - AFL School Ambassador must have been inducted into the program since Term 3, 2017.
5. Outstanding Indigenous AFL School Program Award - AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged Indigenous students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2017 to Term 2, 2018.
6. Outstanding Female AFL School Program Award - AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged female students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2017 to Term 2, 2018.
7. Outstanding Multicultural AFL School Program Award - AFL School Ambassador must have conducted a program that successfully engaged multicultural students in AFL activities during the period Term 3, 2017 to Term 2, 2018.
To nominate, please click here for online Nomination Form and select the category.
All online nomination forms must be submitted by FRIDAY June 29, 5pm sharp.
Nominations must provide as much information as possible to allow judges the fully understand the nominees work. For ideas on what other finalists’ have been awarded click HERE.
No students to nominate.
The Selection Process
The selection process for all AFL School Ambassador of the Year awards is as follows.
All AFL School Ambassador of the Year nominations for all categories will be provided to a WAFC Panel, comprising Education Team members, who will select the finalists for each category (max 5 per category).
All Finalists will be notified and invited to the Awards Ceremony at Domain Stadium in late July.
The State Judging Panel will review the Finalists and select all the winners.
Another year of innovation and dedication from WA AFL School Ambassadors was celebrated at the 2018 AFL School Ambassador Awards at Claremont Oval on Thursday 9th August.
Finalists and their school principals were invited to the gala event which recognised the outstanding work that Western Australian teachers do to promote Australian Football within our schools.
Special guests in attendance included Member for Bicton, Lisa O’Malley MLA, Steve Humphrey (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries), Eric Mackenzie and Nikki Harwood from the West Coast Eagles, and Cam Sutcliffe and Kara Donnellan from Fremantle Football Club.
Nuria Ushoroff was named Most Outstanding Primary Ambassador and Thomas Moscarda won the Most Outstanding Secondary Ambassador award for the third time. Both teachers were rewarded with a trip to Melbourne to watch the Elimination Final between Melbourne and Geelong.
West Australian Football Commission Schools Specialist, David Lindsay congratulated the winners and paid tribute to all teachers for their work promoting the game.
"Teachers throughout Western Australia do a power of work to give students an opportunity to experience Australian Football. We're fortunate to be able to acknowledge a selection of these teachers at our awards and highlight the amazing work that they do." he said.
"We appreciate the partnership we have with both of the WA AFL clubs. It's also fantastic to have such a hard working group of metropolitan and regional staff to deliver high-quality programs within our schools."
AFL School Ambassador 2018 Category Winners
2018 Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Alice Potter: Servite College
2018 Most Outstanding Female Program
Rob Venn: John Curtin College of the Arts
2018 Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Cam Fosbery: Belmont City College
2018 Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
Simon Nimmo: Yule Brook College/Southern River College
2018 Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Nuria Ushoroff: Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
2018 Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador of the Year
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College
WEST Australian teachers were recognised for their outstanding work in promoting Australian Football in their school communities at the 2017 AFL School Ambassador Awards night at Domain Stadium on Thursday, August 10.
In front of a supportive crowd of school and community football representatives, including special guests from Fremantle Football Club, the West Coast Eagles and Member for Bicton Lisa O’Malley MLA, 30 finalists were acknowledged and six category winners announced.
Major award winners Christiaan Moir from Ashfield Primary and Thomas Moscarda from Wanneroo Secondary College, who went back-to-back in his award category, each won a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL final.
West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) Schools Program Manager David Lindsay congratulated all award finalists and thanked the attendees, school principals, teachers and their colleagues for supporting such an important program.
“The event was a fantastic way to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work achieved by teachers to promote the game of Australian Football
at their schools,” he said.
“Congratulations to all award winners who are all a credit to their school community with the volume of work they achieve to promote our great game in the classroom as well a form strong links to their local community clubs.
“A special thank you to Elliot Yeo (West Coast Eagles), and Michael Walters and Kellie Gibson from the Fremantle Dockers who entertained the audience during a panel discussion with tales from their school football days.
“I would also like to congratulate all WAFC District Development Officers and Regional Development Managers. The event recognises the outstanding work done by the teachers but also the effort our district staff put in to school programs and building strong relationships with our AFL School Ambassadors,” he said.
All registered teachers are eligible to become a AFL School Ambassador. The WAFC provides training, equipment and support, free of charge. Click here for more information.A video of students talking about two nominees can be seen on our Facebook page.
AFL School Ambassador 2017 Category Winners
2017 Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Tasha Longman: Creaney Primary School
2017 Most Outstanding Female Program
Aleisha Cotton: Caralee Community School
2017 Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
May Huang: North Lake Senior Campus
Melanie Robinson: St Norbert's College
2017 Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
Neil Arnold: Balga Senior High School
2017 Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Christiaan Moir – Ashfield Primary School
2017 Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador of the Year
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College
Seven football awards were presented for outstanding promotion of Australian Football in the school community at the 2016 AFL School Ambassador Awards night on Thursday, August 4.
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AFL School Ambassador 2016 Category Winners
2016 Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Jake Davis - Eastern Hills SHS
2016 Most Outstanding Female Program
Jack Green - Tuart Rise PS
2016 Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Taziana Leunig - Melville SHS
2016 Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
Simon Nimmo - Yule Brook College
2016 Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Narelle Scott - Tuart Rise PS
2016 Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador of the Year
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College
SPECIAL AWARD: 2016 Outstanding Non-teaching AFL School Ambassador
Paul Polczynski - Tuart Rise PS