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AFL School Ambassador of the Year

Seven football awards were presented for outstanding promotion of Australian Football in the school community at the 2016 AFL School Ambassador Awards night on Thursday, August 4.

The awards night was hosted by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) at Domain Stadium in front of a supportive crowd of West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Football Club, school and community football representatives.

Twenty-nine finalists, selected by a judging panel from a pool of more than 100 nominations, were acknowledged and seven category winners announced.

Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Narelle Scott - Tuart Rise Primary
Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College.
Most Outstanding Female AFL School Program 
Jack Green - Tuart Rise Primary School
Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Jake Davis - Eastern Hills Senior High School 
Most Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program
Simon Nimmo - Yule Brook College 
Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Taziana Leunig - Melville Senior High School
Most Outstanding Non-Teaching Award
Paul Polczynski - Tuart Rise Primary School

Most Outstanding Primary and Secondary AFL School Ambassador award winners Narelle Scott and Thomas Moscarda each came away with a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL final.

WAFC Schools Program Manager David Lindsay congratulated all award finalists and thanked the attendees, school principals, teachers and their colleagues for supporting such an important program.

“It’s fantastic to see the amount of work put into promoting Australian Football by the school ambassadors,” he said 

“The AFL Schools Ambassador Program encourages schools and communities to work together to develop and promote Australian Football in the classroom and on the sporting field.”

Narelle Scott won the Primary AFL School Ambassador award for the second time in a row. The Baldivis music teacher created an AFL teaching resource pack for her school community and incorporated AFL songs into her classroom. 

Thomas Moscarda provided his students with the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and teach the local students the fundamentals of Australian Football.

Mr Moscarda helped drive a 22-percent increase in specialist students attendance in football programs at the school. He also created a football app for students and parents.

All registered teachers are eligible to become a AFL School Ambassador. The WAFC provides training, equipment and support, free of charge.

For more information contact Manager Schools Programs, David Lindsay on 9287 5590 or email dlindsay@wafc.com.au