2023 WA Football Facility of the Year Award Tue, July 4, 2023 - 3:20 PM

Nominations for the inaugural West Australian Football Facility Award is now open.

The newly created annual Award recognises best practice in community football facility development across the state.

The award aims to promote and celebrate the provision of well positioned, welcoming, accessible, fit for purpose football facilities that support our growing game’s strategic priorities.

Western Australia’s winning project will be nominated for the National AFL Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Awards.

To be eligible the project must have direct links and benefit to an Australian Rules Football club in Western Australia and should deliver one or more of the following WAFC Strategic Facility Targets:

  • Lighting – Provide a minimum 50 lux lighting at all ovals.
  • All Accessible Amenities - All venues to provide suitable amenities for all participants.
  • New Facilities - Partner with government to deliver new ovals and amenities in growth areas.

Eligible nominating organisations are:

  • Community Football & Sporting Clubs
  • Local Government Organisations
  • Schools or Universities
  • WAFL Clubs

The project works must have been completed within the past twelve (12) months, with the venue accessible for the 2023 season.

Applications open at 9:00am on Monday 3rd July and close at 11:59pm on Sunday 6th August 2023.

2023 WA Football Facility Award Guidelines


About the AFL Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Awards: 

The Ken Gannon Awards recognise best practice facility development across the country. 

The awards are assessed by looking at the impact a project has consistent with the AFL’s aim of providing well-positioned, welcoming, fit-for-purpose football facilities that support our growing game’s strategic priorities. 

AFL state and territory bodies identify their best community football facilities project of that year according to those criteria, which then places that project in the running for the National Award, pending assessment by the AFL National Facilities Panel in conjunction with Ken Gannon. 


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