Trainee Award Winners Announced
The 2022 Trainee of the Year awards winners have been announced!
These awards acknowledge outstanding trainees or apprentices who have exhibited exceptional commitment and abilities in their role. The awards are designed to recognize a high performing trainee or apprentice and showcase achievements or challenges they have overcome throughout their time in the workplace.
Each year AFL SportsReady and ArtsReady host employers are invited to nominate their trainee for the Trainee of the Year award or First Nations Trainee of the Year Award. This year we had a total of 39 nominations from across the country and 11 for the First Nations Trainee of the Year Award, which is a fantastic result.
We are extremely proud of what our trainees have been able to achieve in such difficult and challenging circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic. Well done to everyone that was nominated and congratulations to this year’s winners.
The winners of the 2022 First Nations Trainee of the Year award are:
- Victoria –Tiffany Ward (Yorta Yorta) – ArtsReady – HotHouse Theatre Wodonga
- Queensland – Nicole Egel (Kamilaroi) – ArtsReady – Western Downs Regional Council (Arrow Energy Program)
- New South Wales and the ACT – Lachlan Mayo (Mudburra & Mabuiag) – Basketball ACT
- Western Australia – Kruz Garlett (Ballardong & Wadjak) – City of Swan
- South Australia and the Northern Territory – Paige Wandin – Commonwealth Bank
- Tasmania – Trey Thomas (Pakana & Palawa) – AFL Tasmania
The winners of the 2022 AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year award are:
- Victoria – Sophie Morton – Kosciuszko Street Primary School, Traralgon
- Queensland – Gerard McDonald – Department of Natural Resources, Mining and Energy
- New South Wales and the ACT – Josh Hollands – AFL NSW/ACT
- Western Australia – Louis Stratico – Great Southern Grammar
- South Australia and the Northern Territory – Jamie Gibson – Glenelg Golf Club
- Tasmania – Laura Monty – Clarence High School, Bellerive
Congratulations once again to each of our nominees and State winners on this fantastic achievement!
Hear are what some of the trainees had to say about winning the award here.
2022 First Nations Trainee of the Year Award Winners
2022 AFLSR Trainee of the Year Award Winners