The AFL Volunteer of the Year Program is a volunteer recognition program which commenced as part of the Australian Football 150 years celebration.
Any league or club can nominate any outstanding volunteers for the AFL State/Territory Volunteer of the Year. The volunteer may have contributed to the completion of a major or significant project throughout the year or they may be someone who has contributed in a number of roles over a long period. Each State and Territory evaluates the nominations and ultimately will determine their State/Territory Volunteer of the Year.
The Selection criteria includes:
*Must have given notable voluntary service to Australian Football
*Must be a willing, voluntary contributor, having received no income from football
*Must be an ambassador for the game of football who acts and works for the best interest of the game, never bringing the game into disrepute.
The AFLNT chooses one Darwin winner and one from a remote region.
Miss Lansdown has won her award for going over and above to bring football to the students of her school. Not only does Kiera play, coach and manage football teams in Katherine, she was also pivotal in setting up a GoFundMe campaign which raised over $6000 which enabled many children of low socio-economic status to experience an opportunity of a lifetime.
Her award includes a weekend away in Melbourne to attend an AFL final and 2 nights of accommodation.
Well done Kiera!