Coaches and Volunteer of the Year recognised at VAFA Awards Night

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At the recent VAFA Awards Night, the VAFA community was able to recognise the contributions of outstanding Coaches and Volunteers through the Carruthers Executive Coach of the Year (Men’s teams and Women’s Teams) and the Australian Venue Co. Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Throughout the 2023 season nominations were accepted for Coach and Volunteer awards and this resulted in eight nominations for the ‘End of Year’ Awards.

The winners of the three awards on the night were:

  • Carruthers Executive Coach of the Year Women’s teams – Marnee Silver (West Brunswick AFC)
  • Carruthers Executive Coach of the Year Men’s teams – Thomas Ingham (Old Xaverians)
  • Australian Venue Co. Volunteer of the Year – Lou Belli (Aquinas OC)

Marnee, Thomas and Lou all demonstrated exemplary commitment to their clubs and were deserving winners. For more information on Marnee, Thomas and Lou please see below their nominations during the year.

Lou Belli & Marnee Silver nomination – August

Thomas Ingham nomination – June

The contributions of all coaches and volunteers throughout the season is imperative to the success of VAFA clubs and the broader competition and the VAFA would like to thank everyone at VAFA clubs who contribute to delivering football within association in 2023.