The week also marks the opening of nominations for The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award, with the West Australian Football Commission conducting a variety of events and functions over the nomination period (May 14 to July 13) to recognise volunteers and encourage nominations.
At the end of the season, a Volunteer Award will be presented in each of WA’s 17 Football Districts and Regions. The winners will be invited with a guest to the 2012 Sandover Medal count, where each will be acknowledged for their efforts among some of WA Football’s finest contributors.
The overall State winner of The Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Award will also be announced on the night and receive a trip for two to the 2012 AFL Grand Final, including flights, accommodation and tickets to the Grand Final breakfast function.
Last year more than 850 nominations were received, with West Perth District volunteer Darryl Sanders named overall winner for his commitment over 15 years to the district and clubs within the District, most notably Whitfords Junior Football Club.
This year Nominations close on Friday, July 13. To nominate your favourite volunteer for the award please complete the form online at: www.volunteerinfooty.com.au