Some of Victoria’s best coaches, volunteers and umpires will be honoured for their contribution to community football next month at the 2017 Community Football Awards Night on November 3.
In its third year, the 2017 AFL Victoria Community Football Awards is an amalgamation of the traditional Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Awards and NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer Award events.
Of the 15,000 accredited coaches across the state, four finalists have been selected in one of five AFCA Coach of the Year award categories- Auskick, Junior, Youth, Female and Senior.
In addition, the top umpire coaches from country and metropolitan Victoria will be announced as well as the recipient of the prestigious Allan Jeans Lifetime Achievement Award which is presented to an individual for their dedication and outstanding contribution to Australian Football.
NAB AFL Auskick regional managers and long-time volunteers will be awarded for their efforts this season with the Half Time Recognition Awards, Service Awards and Volunteer of the Year Award.
The AFL Victoria Community Football Awards also acknowledge the AFL Merit Awards, WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country Volunteer of the Year Award and recognise the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA) All- Australian players.
STAY TUNED for a preview of the AFCA Coach of the Year nominees throughout the lead up to the event…