Ella Angarane assumes 2022 AFLW Community Ambassador role

Bass Coast Breakers' Football Club founder, Ella Angarane was selected as the 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Football for Victoria

Bass Coast Breakers', Ella Angarane will undertake the role of Victoria's Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Football Ambassador in 2022, as she is one of seven community football representatives from across Australia who have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to women’s football.

Ella's football bio:

Ella spent her childhood at her local football netball club, following in her parents’ footsteps by volunteering her time to support the community.

With no opportunity to play the game growing up, Ella saw her chance to get involved in a non-playing capacity and make a difference for the next generation by establishing the Dalyston Youth Girls in 2015. This was the only women or girls team in the whole Bass Coast/South Gippsland region at the time. In 2017 Ella founded the Bass Coast Breakers Women's football team in the South Eastern Women's Development League and went on to become President and Playing Assistant Coach.

Ella played her first game of AFL at the age of 33, chalking up over 50 games and winning a premiership with the Breakers in 2018. Ella’s 30-year contribution to football has been recognized with the Volunteer of the Year Award for the South Eastern Women's competition, Gippsland Women’s Coach of the Year Award and a Premiers Volunteer Champions Award.

The 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program

Established in 2021, the AFLW Community Ambassador program recognises members from the football community who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing the remarkable growth of women and girls’ football.

Participants in the 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program include Katie Kennedy (NSW/ACT), Helen Lee (NT), Kate Guy (QLD), Julie Clifton (SA), Jodie Clifford (TAS), Ella Angarane (VIC) and Sarah Kerry (WA) who were selected by the AFL for their significant service to women’s football. 

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AFL General Manager of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program provided a great opportunity to thank and acknowledge the tireless work of community representatives who contribute to women’s football. 

“We are proud to recognise each of our 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassadors and thank them for their service to our game,” Ms Livingstone said. 

“The NAB AFLW competition is the result of many years of tireless work from dedicated people, like our 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassadors, who continue to grow the game at a grassroots and state level. Each of them should be extremely proud of their contribution. 

“I’d like to thank Chemist Warehouse for their support of this initiative and for their continued support of the NAB AFLW competition,” Ms Livingstone said.

Chemist Warehouse Director, Mario Tascone said the powerhouse pharmacy retailer is proud to be supporting the second year of the program.

“Chemist Warehouse is thrilled to be supporting the 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador program and acknowledge the tremendous work of this year’s community football representatives. 

“Chemist Warehouse has supported the AFLW competition since its inception and we look forward to continuing to champion women’s football throughout the community and at an elite level.”

Each Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador receives a $1,000 grant from the Women’s Football Fund to donate to the club of their choice and the opportunity to be involved in the 2022 NAB AFLW Finals Series.