AFL TASMANIA CEO Trisha Squires is the recipient of the 2019 Jill Lindsay Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to one woman a year, who has graduated from the AFL SportsReady pathway and is currently working in the AFL industry. 

In an announcement made at the AFL Women's Industry Lunch on Thursday in Melbourne, Squires will also receive a $20,000 education grant as part of the scholarship.

Squires completed her AFL traineeship with Melbourne in 1999, before moving to the Western Bulldogs.

She was appointed CEO of AFL Tasmania in 2018.

"If I am able to leave behind half the legacy that Jill Lindsay was able to do in her 41 years involved in the industry, I will be proud of what I have been able to achieve," Squires said. 

"I would like to thank all of the staff in Tasmania who have embraced my leadership style and supported me on my leadership journey, and I would like to thank the larger industry who have supported my professional growth. 

2019 Jill Lindsay Scholarship finalists

Lisa Monahan – People and culture manager, Brisbane Lions

Madison Hurley – Female football programs officer, Adelaide Crows

Grace Mitchell – Community football coordinator, AFL Tasmania

Trisha Squires – CEO, AFL Tasmania