Brad Bowman has been recognised for his services to the Far West Football League (FWFL) by being named the SANFL community football administrator of the year award winner.
Mr Bowman has been the FWFL secretary for two years and said he was surprised to take out the prize.
“It was not something I was expecting,” he said.
“It’s nice to get that recognition, but I’ve only been involved for two years so that was the surprise.”
Mr Bowman’s role involves communicating with the clubs, helping with the league’s online presence, minute-taking at meetings and much more.
He said he was approached to become the league secretary after being involved at club level and that he was enjoying his time in the position.
“It has its challenges and is time consuming, but it’s a good role to do and I enjoy it,” Mr Bowman said.
“I’ll continue to do it as long as I’m elected.”
Mr Bowman’s award continued the recent run of recognition for FWFL administrators, with Glenn Dunn named the Auskick coordinator of the year in 2016, as well as being a finalist for this year’s volunteer of the year award.
He said it showed the league’s administration was on the right track.
FWFL president Ron Redford said Mr Bowman had all the qualities the position demanded.
“Although only in his second year as secretary of the league, Brad has forged a reputation of being extremely efficient, knowledgeable and a great communicator, and he has a love of the game,” he said.
“As president of the Far West Football League my philosophy of surrounding yourself by with enthusiastic, passionate and capable people has once again proven a boon for Far West football.
“It makes my job very easy when you are surrounded by such quality people and I consider myself extremely lucky to have them on our team.”