AFL Premiership West Coast Legend To Join Volunteer And Sport Award Night

Published on Friday, 15 October 2021 at 12:28:00 PM

The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to announce the AFL’s West Coast Eagles Premiership player legend Glen Jakovich will be attending this year’s Community and Sports Star Awards next month.

The Stars of the East Pilbara Community and Sports Star Awards recognises the outstanding contributions to the community and sport in the region.

“We are thrilled to have AFL legend Glen Jakovich joining us at this year’s awards night, it’s a rare opportunity that we encourage our community to capitalise on,” Shire President Anthony Middleton said.

“By nominating someone for one of the nine Community and Sports Star Awards categories, you’re recognising their outstanding volunteering or sporting calibre, and giving them the chance to meet Glen Jakovich.”

With over 250 games under his belt, Glen Jakovich has become one of West Coast’s greatest of all time players. He debuted in 1991 and played for the club in the centre half-back position. He was also selected in that position in the All-Australian team of 1994 and 1995.

He was part of West Coast’s Premiership side in 1992 and 1994, and was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Mr Jakovich was also the inaugural inductee in the West Coast Eagles’ Hall of Fame in 2011.

Prior to attending the Stars of the East Pilbara Community and Sports Star Awards night on November 6, Mr Jakovich will host a junior football clinic at Capricorn Oval from 4pm on Saturday, 6 November.

Nominations are open to volunteers and community sports participants across the Shire, and an event will be also be held in Marble Bar and Nullagine to celebrate the finalists in the Junior Community Volunteer, Community Volunteer and Community Group of the Year categories in December.

Fact File

  • The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of the East Pilbara's Community and Sports Awards in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.
  • There are nine award categories, and nominations close 8am Thursday, 21 November:
    • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
    • Sportsperson of the Year
    • Official/Umpire of the Year
    • Coach of the Year
    • Sports Volunteer of the Year
    • Sporting Group of the Year
    • Junior Community Volunteer of the Year
    • Community Volunteer of the Year
    • Community Group of the Year
  • Find the nomination form here.
  • Nominees will get a free ticket to the award night, which will be held from 6.30pm Saturday, 6 November at the Fortescue Golf Club.
  • Awards night tickets are $30 adults and $15 children, and are available at
  • The Junior Footy Clinic with Glen Jakovich will be held from 4pm-4.45pm Saturday, 6 November. Tickets are available at

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