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Bendigo Awards


Football South Australia, in partnership with Bendigo Bank, established the Bendigo Bank Community Awards Program to recognise the valued contribution of volunteers, coaches, referees and clubs to the sport of football in South Australia. 

The awards program will see winners recognised each month within the following categories: 

  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Coach of the Month
  • Referee of the Month
  • Club of the Month
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Port Adelaide Soccer Club celebrating winning the award in 2019

Specific criteria is available for each award. The following criteria is relevant to all awards and nominees must:

  • Hold the relevant accreditation for the level they are coaching/officiating at
  • Be registered in Play Football to an affiliated Football SA Club/Association for the current season
  • Hold any other accreditations and/or licenses as required by Football SA
  • Have not received any current or significant suspensions implemented by Football South Australia.

Monthly winners will formulate the list of nominees for the below annual award categories, to be announced at Football South Australia’s official end of season awards ceremony (full details to be confirmed).

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Referee of the Year
  • Club of the Year
Award Criteria


Monthly Timeline


Nominations for July awards will close on Friday the 7th of August with winners to be announced the following week.

Nominations for monthly awards from August through until November will open on the 21st of each month and close on the 28th, with winners announced the first week of the following month.

Bendigo Awards