In its inaugural year, the sponsorship will acknowledge club performance, based on a points system that will be managed by the Broken Hill AFL Board. Club tallies will be recorded across all ages and grades of the AFL competition locally, commencing from round one and continuing through until the final game of the preliminary rounds.
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Points will be awarded for
- Wins in all grades
- Supplying club appointed umpires
- Auskick participation numbers
- Registered player numbers ( U/13 – A Grade )
Points will be deducted for
- Reported players found guilty of any offence
- Engaging in Melees
- Code of Conduct breaches
- Game Rule breaches.
The announcement of the 2022 Club of the Year will take place at the AFL awards night on Monday 29 August this year, ahead of the grand final season.
The prize pool donated by the Broken Hill Cobalt Project aims to benefit local football, as a being important to the health, wellbeing, and culture of Broken Hill. The sponsorship will be allocated across all four local clubs as follows:
- Club of the Year will receive $3000
- Club in 2nd place will receive $1500
- 2 remaining Clubs will each receive $1000
In addition to the Club of the Year, the Broken Hill Cobalt Project is also supporting a Club Person of the Year that will be nominated by each Club to acknowledge the individual commitment of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes. A Club Person of the Year from each local club will receive $200 and this announcement will also be made at the AFL awards night in August.