More than 850 football matches take place every weekend in WA with the assistance of thousands of volunteers.
From coaching, refereeing, administration, grounds keeping and canteen staff, volunteers ensure games go ahead for almost than 240 clubs every weekend.
To celebrate the contribution these volunteers make to the game, Football West hosted a morning tea on Friday May 12, recognising that the growth and success of the game is largely due to the dedication and efforts of volunteers.
The event, supported by Volunteering WA and Lotterywest, was held as part of National Volunteers Week which runs from May 8 to 14.
Volunteering WA Training & Development Manager Gilda Davies attended the event, along with a number of volunteers representing clubs around WA.
Football West CEO James Curtis said role of volunteers was critical to the continued growth of the game.
“We’re so proud of the continued support and dedication of our volunteers, who are the backbone of football in WA,” he said.
“We are thankful for organisations such as Volunteering WA, who continue to ensure volunteers receive support.”