Essendon Football Club is pleased to congratulate Women’s Football Development Coordinator and VFLW Bombers captain Courtney Ugle for claiming the Rising Star Award at the 2019 Ricci Marks Awards.

The awards, presented by the state government, recognise outstanding young Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ugle was honoured for her efforts in coordinating an early intervention and prevention program promoting healthy relationships to Aboriginal youth, as well as her constant work in building and promoting female participation in Australian Football. 

The proud Noongar woman received a bursary of $1500 to go with the award.