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Subiaco District Teachers Steal the Spotlight at Awards of Excellence

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Last Night the 2018 AFL School Ambassador Awards Night was Held at Claremont FC. The evening saw many take the opportunity to recognise and congratulate some of Footballs greatest contributors. School Football is a key part of the WAFC and we value the time, effort and work that our School Ambassadors do to promote our great game, and give kids the opportunity to engage in AFL.

A massive thank you to Dave Lindsay the WAFC’s Manager of School Programs for coordinating what was a fantastic evening. Dave has done a great job in driving the AFLSA program and AFL in schools. The night saw Finalists recognised in 6 different categories.

  1. Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador
  2. Most Outstanding Female Program
  3. Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
  4. Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
  5. Most Outstanding Primary School Ambassador
  6. Most Outstanding Secondary Ambassador


Subiaco District would like to congratulate the following School Ambassadors for being selected as Finalists in their respective categories. Graham Jones from Hocking Primary School was a finalist in the Most Outstanding Primary School category. David Traynor from JSR Mirrabooka was a finalist in the Most Outstanding Secondary Ambassador. Congratulations to both gentlemen on their nominations, the District thanks you for your massive and continuous contribution to the game in your schools.

The spotlight was stolen however when the nights first award for Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador was awarded to Servite College Teacher Alice Potter. Alice was a key driver of football at Servite College which saw them engage in the WAFC’s school football programs more than ever before. Alice coordinated Female specific football programs, were winners of their Division in the Senior School Girls Cup which saw them compete in the final against JSR in a curtain raiser at Optus Stadium. Alice has worked hard to transition girls into community football with several students playing for the Subiaco Women’s Rogers Cup team. On top of this Alice has led her colleagues at Servite College in driving football with the students seeing Servite compete in 4 of the 5 WAFC Inter school competitions, and several intra school programs.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “Alice has just been exceptional this year in her work at Servite. I’m over the moon with her being recognised as the best First Year Ambassador, it is well deserved. Nominations for awards like these are very easy to write when you have a teacher like Alice whose contribution and effort were of the highest of standards, I have enjoyed working with her and the school in growing the game.”

The Subiaco District claimed back to back winners in this category with last year’s winner Tasha Longman from Creaney Primary School receiving the honours in 2017. With Alice taking out this year’s award along with 7 teachers being recognised as finalists across all categories in the past 2 years, it certainly is exciting knowing that the spirit of school football remains stronger than ever in the Subiaco Football District.