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2009 AFL Army Award now open.

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THE HON. WARREN SNOWDON MP Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

Monday, 18 May 2009 075/2009


The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, has announced the start of this year’s AFL Army Award competition.

The award, which is now in its third year, aims to highlight the Army’s core values of Courage, Initiative and Teamwork through AFL match play.

“This is a great program for both the players and for AFL fans, who both have an opportunity to win a fantastic Army experience," Mr Snowdon said.

“The award recognises and rewards game breaking smothers, tackles and acts of bravery that best represent the Army values of Courage, Initiative and Teamwork, and has seen some very worthy winners already.”

Inspirational players like Luke Hodge from Hawthorn, Joel MacDonald from Brisbane and Eric MacKenzie of West Coast have all been nominated so far this season.

Following each round, the three most influential acts will be posted to, where fans can log on and vote to determine the best act for the round.

Fans can also logon to a mobile phone (WAP) site were they can view the plays of the week and even share them with a friend at

“I encourage you to log on, take part, and reward your favourite players for their courage, initiative and teamwork,” said Mr Snowdon.

“Alwyn Davey took the inaugural prize, while last year Brett Delidio was awarded the honour at the All Australian Awards.”

The winning act / player of the AFL Army Award will receive an Army Experience and trophy and by voting a lucky member of the public will also be able to have a similar experience for themselves and a friend.

For more info about ADF careers visit or call 13 19 01.

Media contacts: Kate Sieper (Warren Snowdon): 02 6277 7620 or 0488 484 689 Defence Media Liaison: 02 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664