10 Jul 2018
June Community Ambassador of the Month - Ash Nugent
Each month until August, the AFL Community Ambassador Program will highlight the achievements of one of the many ambassadors throughout the country. The community ambassador of the month is nominated for their outstanding commitment to growing football in their local community.
The winner for June is Ash Nugent from NSW.
Originally from Melbourne, Ash was a community ambassador from the inception of the program in 2013. He also helped to establish the Masala Football Club, designed to bring more multicultural communities to grassroots footy and compete in the VAFA. Relocating to Sydney in 2015, Ash has stayed involved in footy, working closely with AFL NSW and GWS Giants to coordinate the 'Refugee Supporter Group' for the last 2 years, encouraging new migrants and refugees to attend all GWS Giants home games at Spotless Stadium.
Ash co-ordinates the group and attends every live game explaining the rules and helping people feel a part of the atmosphere. Ash’s commitment to sharing the game with new communities is extraordinary. He is committed and very passionate to using sports as a vehicle to integrate people into Australian life. He is also a mad Giants supporter so his passion is infectious.
He now goes into the running to be the National Community Ambassador of the year which includes:
• 2 x tickets and an AFL Grand Final Experience at the Toyota AFL Grand Final
• 2 x return flights (except Victoria) & accommodation for 3 nights (Thurs – Sat) in Melbourne for Grand Final weekend
• The opportunity to walk in the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade
You can learn more about his story here https://youtu.be/pfed3qbsBIg