“The opportunity to recognise and say thank you to our volunteers is one that we as a sport do not take for granted”- TFA CEO Colm Maguire
Touch Football Australia (TFA) relies heavily on its volunteers, who contribute so much to the success and health of the sport. These volunteers participate at all levels of the sport, including affiliate administrators through to referees, coaches, selectors, judiciary, executive and committee members. TFA offer our Volunteer of the Year Award each year as well as Volunteer Medals for all our volunteers which was introduced last year.
Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the year award recognsies our highly valued and committed volunteers.
“We are excited to be able to recognise many of these fantastic individuals, who are all deserving of being awarded this prestigious honour, for the great work they have done in their local community and the sport at large each year” CEO Colm Maguire said, speaking on the importance of volunteers in our sport.
Each State and Territory are asked to nominate one individual each year to be considered for the TFA Volunteer of the Year, as well as two nominees from a National Level. Nominations are to be considered based on their exceptional service to the sport and who have made a notable and measurable contribution and difference in their respective communities.The nominees all will have demonstrated the Touch Football Australia values of:
The Touch Football Australia Board of Management reviews all nominations and vote using a 3, 2, 1 system to determine each year the Touch Football Australia Volunteer of the Year.
At the 2016 TFA Annual General Meeting, CEO Colm Maguire, announced the introduction of a new Volunteer Medal to recognise the time and effort our volunteers contribute to support Touch Football’s growth throughout Australia.
“The medal is utilised to reflect on the important role the volunteers play not only at a board or council level but right down to the affiliates and the canteens right across Australia.
TFA Chair, Anita Hagarty, also highlights the impact and significance of volunteers at all levels in our sport.
“Volunteers in our sport are the life blood of our organisation. They contribute greatly to the grassroots, regional and affiliate levels, as well as our representative sphere. The volunteers are extremely valuable and we couldn’t survive and operate without them in our sport. I think they are just a great part of our community.
If you would like to become a volunteer or find out more information, please contact your state touch association.