Published on December 4, 2017 11:13 am

AFL Victoria nominated for VicHealth Award

AFL Victoria is one of 47 organisations to be named as a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards.

AFL Victoria has been recognised for its ‘Victorian Females Flock to Footy’ project which has been selected as one of the five finalists in the Encouraging Physical Activity category.

The project encompasses a range of initiatives which have been implemented across the state to develop new opportunities for females to participate in Australian Football.

With more than 108,000 females participating in AFL Victoria’s various football programs and competitions across the state this season, AFL Victoria is proud of the work that all involved in the sport has undertaken to create exponential growth in the number of active women in Australian football in Victoria.

AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper said being named as a finalist in the VicHealth Awards was an honour.

“VicHealth are a very important partner to many organisations that are trying to improve the health of Victorians.  We are honoured to be a finalist in this category and congratulate all others that have also been honoured for their work.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the quality and scope of this year’s nominations were outstanding.

“This year’s finalists are to be commended for tackling some of Victoria’s biggest health issues and making a huge difference to the lives of so many Victorians,” Ms Rechter said.

“We received a record number of nominations across ten categories this year, from small community gardening projects supporting disadvantaged families to state-wide campaigns confronting challenging health issues like mental illness, cancer and drug abuse.

“It’s inspiring to see so many organisations like AFL Victoria working with communities and using health promotion to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.”

Winners will be announced later this week on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at the VicHealth Awards Ceremony at Melbourne Museum.

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