National Volunteers Week

The AFL in Round 8 of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season will highlight the invaluable contribution Australian Football volunteers make to our game as part of ‘National Volunteer Week’. Below is a letter from AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan to say thank you for all those who volunteer. The Sherwood Magpies JAFC would also like to extend thanks to all those who volunteer and contribute to the running of our great game.


The hard work and commitment of our 120,000 volunteers provides opportunities for girls, boys, men and women to participate in Australian Football at all levels nationwide.

On behalf of the AFL Commission and Executive, I would like to acknowledge your selflessness and loyalty to the Leagues, Clubs, Schools, NAB AFL Auskick centres and communities you serve.

It is because of you that more than 5,500 matches and 4,500 NAB AFL Auskick sessions are held each weekend throughout Australia, bringing communities together and providing an opportunity to be physically active in a safe and welcoming environment.

The AFL maintains a strong focus on supporting the grassroots of our game, which continues to underpin the strength of football nationally and provides a starting point for almost every AFL and AFLW champion.

I offer my sincere gratitude for the sacrifices you make personally and the time, energy and passion you devote to Australian football.

Yours sincerely,

Gillon McLachlan

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Football League


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