The AFL is seeking applicants to join the AFL Community Ambassador Program in season 2019.
The AFL Community Ambassador program was established in 2013, with the aim to engage Multicultural Communities through a network of dedicated volunteers while using Australian Rules Football as a vehicle of engagement and inclusion.
The role of a AFL Community Ambassador
The role of a Community Ambassador has grown and expanded over the journey.
Through strong partnerships with the AFL and its affiliated State bodies, Ambassadors have supported initiatives that have seen our game become more welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all Australians.
Through the AFL Community Ambassador program, Ambassadors have undertaken the following roles and responsibilities:
1. Promotions of Football in Multicultural Communities
2. Providing Cultural education and advice
3. Assisting local Community Football clubs
4. Activating key Multicultural festivals and AFL match day experiences
5. Involved in Coaching and Umpiring pathways
Key criteria for the role includes:
For: Male/Female Volunteers
Experience: Community Leaders
Culture: Multicultural or an interest in working with CALD groups
Registrations for the 2019 program are now open. Registrations will close on the 1st March 2019.
Reward & Recognition
Each year the AFL recognises one Community Ambassador for their outstanding commitment and accomplishments during the program.
The winner of the AFL Community Ambassador of the Year award receives:
• 2 x tickets and an AFL Grand Final Experience at the Toyota AFL Grand Final
• 2 x return flights (except Victoria) & accommodation for 3 nights (Thurs – Sat) in Melbourne for Grand Final weekend
• The opportunity to walk in the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade
2013 – Sue Yeon (Victoria)
2014 – Nasya Bahfen – Victoria
2015 – Not Awarded
2016 – Gary Lee (Victoria)
2017 – Arjun Sreedhar (South Australia)
2018 – Ash Nugent (NSW)