2015 Football Woman of the Year Award

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Football Woman of the Year Award.  The award is open to all women associated with the Australian Football industry and recognises women who have made a significant contribution to the game of Australian Rules football.  Previous winners have included Dr Susan Alberti AO, Caroline Wilson, Jill Lindsay, Belinda Duarte and 2014 winner Peta Searle.

Nominations for Football Woman of the Year can be submitted under the Professional or Honorary category allowing for greater recognition of women that are pursuing professional career paths or those who contribute to the industry in an honorary capacity. 

To recognise and encourage the positive achievements of young women in the industry an Emerging Leader Award has also been established. Open to women aged 25 years and younger, this award is to showcase the significant contribution being made by the emerging generation of women to the code of Australian Rules football.

We encourage you to nominate women in football who you feel meet and exceed the selection criteria. Nominations are welcome from all levels of the sport.

Selection criteria for the Football Woman of the Year Award

The recipient will have:

  1. Demonstrated a positive and measurable impact to advancement of women in Australian Rules football over the past 12months prior to nomination;
  2. Inspired other women to excel in their career pursuits in the Australian Rules Football;
  3. A keen knowledge of the game, including its history and future;
  4. Hold a 2015 football club membership;
  5. A willingness to publicly advocate the important role that women play in football; and
  6. A sense of humour and fair play.
Selection criteria for the Emerging Leader Award

The recipient will have:

  1. Demonstrated that she is a visible leadership star of the future through her talents and positive contribution that she has made so far in Australian Rules football;
  2. Inspired other young women to either pursue a career in Australian Rules football or become actively involved in the sport;
  3. A keen knowledge of the game, including its history and future;
  4. Hold a 2015 football club membership;
  5. A demonstrated commitment to the initiatives that emphasise the important role woman play in football; and
  6. A sense of humour and fair play; and
  7. Turned 25 years of age or less before 1 October 2015.

Nomination forms are available online at www.footballwomanoftheyear.com.au 

Nominations close at 5pm on Sunday 14th June, 2015

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