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Women in Football Awards.

Nominations are open for the 2022 Women in Football Awards. 

We have three categories of awards:

  • Volunteer

  • Emerging Leader

  • Media

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their work, their potential and their achievements, please encourage them to nominate, or you can nominate them instead. 

To find out more, check out the Nomination details.


The Women in Football Volunteer of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of a volunteer within grassroots football in their community who has demonstrated significant contribution or commitment to a team, organisation, special event or a program. 


The following criteria will be used to assess nominations:



  • Must have given notable voluntary service with a club, association or organisation.

  • Must be a voluntary contributor, having received no income from football (reimbursement of expenses excepted). 

  • Must act and work for the best interest of the game in general without ever bringing the game in to disrepute.



  • Fulfill their role with enthusiasm, professionalism and fairness.

  • Strive to act above and beyond a voluntary position or role.

  • Encourage participation and help build a sense of community.

  • Champion a cause to raise awareness of funds of a particular event or issue.



Nominations may be made by the individual or a third party. In submitting a nomination, the nominator should provide a statement (of no more than 250 words) which includes: 

  • Name and contact details of the nominee (name, mobile phone, email).

  • Role with club/association/organisation and name of club/association/organisation.

  • Why they deserve to be named Volunteer of the Year.

  • What special skills, commitment or initiative ‘above and beyond’ did the nominee bring to the role? 

  • What impact has the nominee had on others? 

  • Has the nominee had to overcome any particular obstacles to fulfill their role?

  • A brief statement against each of the four selection criteria.

  • Any other comments the nominator wishes to make.



Nominations should be made online here and close on Friday 12 November 2022 at 6pm AEDT. No nominations made after this date and time will be accepted.


Who cannot be nominated

  • Anyone who is in a paid position in the football sector.

  • A member of the Executive Committee of Women in Football Australia Inc.

The following two awards may be made at the Committee's discretion. 

Media Award

Women in Football may award a ‘Media Award’ to an individual or media organisation for journalism that consistently provides coverage and stories that promote participation of girls and women and help promote the game at community and professional level. 

Nominees will be assessed on the quality, comprehensiveness, balance and consistency of coverage in 2022. 

Emerging Leader 

Women in Football may award an ‘Emerging Leader’ award to a volunteer or person working professionally in football who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to achieving greater gender equality in the game locally. This may be way of:


  • ensuring Boards and/or Committees meet the 40/40/20 targets of the FFA Constitution; 

  • actively encouraging diversity in positions – not just in terms of gender but also in terms of different organisational roles, age, cultural backgrounds and sexual preference;

  • demonstrating a commitment to accountability in gender equality; 

  • getting the messaging right so it appeals to women and men; 

  • initiating change and encouraging women to participate more fully in decision-making roles; 

  • challenging and championing gender-based practices. 

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