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Respect Video Celebrates Volunteers

The second video of the AFL’s Respect: Spreading the Word campaign focuses on the importance of volunteering to Australian football.

Football celebrities such as Jim Stynes, Chris Johnson and Ron Barassi talk about the valuable contribution volunteers make to the game each week across the country.

The video features volunteers from Avondale Heights and Taylors Lakes Football Clubs building a “Respect” banner for the EDFL senior’s game played on 16th April 2011.

The volunteers received help from the Western Bulldogs cheer squad. The two community football teams ran through the banner together at the start of the match. Watch the video below:

Each year, approximately 1.5 million volunteers contribute about 165 million hours of time to help run sports and recreation clubs.

This is no different at the Hampton Rovers Football Club where the majority of people involved are volunteering their time, including the entire committee, junior coaches, team managers, and the list goes on.

Did you know that…

  • About 1.5 million adults volunteer in Australian sport and recreation
  • Volunteers perform 80 per cent of administration in sport and recreation
  • Volunteers contribute in excess of 165 million hours per year to running sport and recreation clubs and organisations
  • Forty-one per cent of all volunteers are found in sport and recreation

There are a million reasons to volunteer!

As well as the satisfaction of helping out your community, there are plenty of reasons to become a volunteer. People who volunteer have fun, learn new skills, help others, develop new friends and feel needed, useful and appreciated!

A football club has a substantial number of roles to be filled. Most of these roles are done on a voluntary basis by committed people who ensure the livelihood of Australian Football at all levels. Volunteers are the backbone of football clubs.

From coaches at Auskick to the helpers in the canteen to the scorers and administrators, volunteers are what make Australian Football successful.

Volunteers are important because they:

  • Help share the workload
  • Are enthusiastic and motivated
  • Have new ideas
  • Help give your club a good reputation

Becoming a volunteer at the Hampton Rovers:

Volunteers are the backbone of football clubs. Meet new people and become engaged in the community by volunteering within a football club or umpiring group. Hampton Rovers Football Club is always looking for volunteers to assist and there are endless roles that can be filled within the Seniors, Juniors and Auskick. Please contact us for details or speak to someone on the committee.

For more information, click here to visit the AFL Respect: Spreading the Word section on the AFL website.

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