Women in Football Awards

Thanks to the support of the NSW Government, the Women's Football Festival incorporates the first Women in Football Awards, where awards will be given for Volunteer of the Year, Media Award and an Emerging Leader.

 

The three winners will receive travel to the Central Coast with two nights' accommodation included, to be presented with their award. 

 

Whether you play in the football tournament or not, you're welcome to join us Saturday 3 October 2020 for a buffet dinner and presentation of the Women in Football Awards by the NSW Minister for Sport. 

Information about each of the awards, including the nomination and judging process, is below including links to the entry form.

Nominations in all categories close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 6pm AEST.

Awards Criteria

Volunteer Award


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: Eligibility

  • 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.
Criteria
  • 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.
Nomination Nominations may be made by the individual or a third party. In submitting a nomination. The nominator should provide a 250-word statement which includes:
  • 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.
Closing Nominations should be made online here, and close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 6pm AEST. No nominations made after this date and time will be accepted. Prize The winner will be presented with their award at the Women in Football Awards dinner on Saturday 3 October 2020 on the Central Coast, NSW. Travel expenses and two nights' accommodation near Tuggerah will be provided to the winner. Who cannot be nominated
  • Anyone who is in a paid position (full time or part time) in the football sector. Reimbursed expenses are not considered a paid position.
  • A member of the Executive Committee of Women in Football Australia Inc.
Judging panel The nominees will be shortlisted by a panel comprising:
  • Carole Fabian (Victoria, Women in Football)
  • Jeff Deeth (Queensland, independent)
  • Vicki Morton (Tasmania, Women in Football)
  • Elia Santoro (NSW, Women in Football)
The Women in Football committee will vote on the shortlist.




Emerging Leader Award


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, for example:

  • 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.
Individuals or organisations are also invited to suggest nominees to the Executive Committee of Women in Football. This should be done by 31 May 2020 so the nominated individuals can be considered with other potential nominees. Nomination Nominations may be made by an individual or a third party. In submitting a nomination, the nominator should be able to complete the following information.
  • Name and contact details of the nominee (name, mobile phone, email) or a representative of the nominee if an organisation
  • A 250 word statement supporting the individual and how she or he has demonstrated leadership and commitment to achieving greater gender equality in football in Australia.
Closing Nominations should be made online here, and close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 6pm AEDT. No nominations made after this date and time will be accepted. Who cannot be nominated
  • A member of the Executive Committee of Women in Football Australia Inc.
  • The independent member of the judging panel.
Prize The winner will be presented with their award at the Women in Football Awards dinner on Saturday 3 October 2020 on the Central Coast, NSW. Travel expenses and two nights' accommodation near Tuggerah will be provided to the winner. Judging panel The nominees will be shortlisted by a panel comprising:
  • Dr Jorge Knijnik (NSW, Women in Football)
  • Vasilki Nihas (ACT, independent)
  • Lesley Podesta (Victoria, Women in Football)
The Women in Football committee will vote on the shortlist.




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. Entries will be assessed on the quality, comprehensiveness, balance and consistency of coverage in the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Nomination Nominations may be made by an individual journalist, a media organisation or a third party. In submitting a nomination, the nominator should be able to complete the following information.

  • Name and contact details of the nominee (name, mobile phone, email) or a representative of the nominee if an organisation
  • A 250 word statement supporting the entry, outlining its relevance to the category, impact and any background context
  • Any other comments the nominator wishes to make.
The entry should include:
  • no more than six examples of written work;
  • no more than 10 minutes of broadcast work;
  • no more than three examples of written work and five minutes of broadcast work if combined.
Closing Nominations should be made online here, and close on Friday 31 July 2020 at 6pm AEST. No nominations made after this date and time will be accepted. Who cannot be nominated
  • A member of the Executive Committee of Women in Football Australia Inc.
  • The independent members of the judging panel.
Prize The winner will be presented with their award at the Women in Football Awards dinner on Saturday 3 October 2020 on the Central Coast, NSW. Travel expenses and two nights' accommodation near Tuggerah will be provided to the winner. Judging panel The judging panel will assess the entries for ratification by the committee of Women in Football.
  • James Corbett (UK, journalist and author, independent)
  • Liz Furler (ACT, independent)
  • Matthew Hall (USA, journalist and author, independent)
  • Bonita Mersiades (NSW, writer, publisher and author, Women in Football)





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