SFNL Shortlisted For Six AFL Victoria Media Awards

The SFNL Media Team has received further recognition after again being shortlisted for multiple AFL Victoria Community Media Awards.

Announced by AFL Victoria last night, the SFNL will have candidates nominated for awards in six separate categories across all media, including print, radio and online/social media.

The League's outstanding work on social media has delivered the most nominations, with popular Facebook series The Awkward Bounce and the beyondblue promotional video both shortlisted for the Best Use of Online Media - Technology award. The revamped SFNL TV series has also scooped a nomination in the online media award's TV Show subcategory.

Watch the best of The Awkward Bounce in the player below.

WATCH: Recap the 2016 season of SFNL TV here.

The radio team are also looking to make it three AFL Victoria Community Media Awards in succession, with both the Match of the Day and The 5th Quarter in the running for the Best Matchday Radio Coverage and Best Football Radio Show gongs. The Match of the Day team claimed the League's first ever media award in 2014, while the then-named Sunday Football Netball Show took home the prize last year.

In addition, SFNL Media Officer Will Hunter has received two individual nominations for his outstanding written work. His Division 1 column, Front & Centre, has been shortlisted for Best Football Column, while his poignant feature piece on Dingley premiership player and depression sufferer Dan Bolger has been recognised in the Best Print/Online Feature Story category.

READ: Brave Bolger Battles His Demons

The winners of the AFL Victoria 2016 Community Media Awards will be announced at a luncheon on Friday 9th December and we wish all of our shortlisted nominees the very best of luck!


The SFNL's shortlisted candidates are:

Best Use of Online Media - Technology

  • The Awkward Bounce

  • beyondblue Cup promotion

Best Use of Online Media - TV Show


Best Football Column - Football Record

  • Front & Centre (Will Hunter)

Best Print/Online Feature Story

  • Brave Bolger Battles His Demons (Will Hunter)

Best Match Day Radio Coverage

  • SFNL Match of the Day team

Best Radio Football Show

  • The 5th Quarter

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