2023 Chemist Warehouse AFLW community ambassadors. Pictures: Supplied

The AFL has launched the 2024 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador Program and is calling for nominations of individuals who have been pivotal in the development and progression of women and girls' football in their communities.

In its fifth season, the program calls on the football community from around the country to nominate someone from their club who has made a change and played a significant role in the growth and success of women and girls footy.

Nominations will be open until June 16 with seven people to be recognised – one each from New South Wales/ACT, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.

It could be a volunteer, coach, administrator, player, umpire - anyone making a difference or having an impact.

Winners will be announced in August, around the start of the 2024 NAB AFLW season.


Each Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador receives a $1,000 grant from the Women's Football Fund to donate to the club of their choice as well as a money can't buy 2024 NAB AFLW Grand Final experience.

Participants selected for the 2023 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program were Crystal Browne (Eastside FC, NT), Vanessa Creeley (Sarina Demons AFC, Bakers Creek AFC and Wilston Grange AFC, QLD), Kathryn Lee (Lockleys JFC, SA), Taneil Bloomfield (Deloraine FC, TAS), Annette Maloney (Port Melbourne Colts JFC, VIC) and Eshe Christie (Kalgoorlie City FC and Goldfields Football League, WA),

Nadene McBride (Singleton Roosters FC, NSW/ACT), who sadly passed away in the Hunter Valley bus tragedy last year, was posthumously recognised as the representative from her state/territory for her incredible contribution to Australian rules football at her club and in the Hunter Central Coast region.

Read the announcement here.