Each year the Executive Committee Award Merit Certificates to volunteers who have served within Member Clubs. Criteria for individuals to be selected are:
- Must be a Life Member of the Member Club
- Must have served within the Member Club for at least 15 years' continuous service, excluding the persons playing or coaching career.
- Must not be a paid employee in any of the 15 years.
- Must have made a very significant contribution to their Member Club.
Nominations are called for at the beginning of the year and need to be submitted on the form prescribed by The League. Merit Award Certificates are presented at The League's launch each season.