Footy’s Favourite Farmer has been announced and awarded to Rosedale local Luke Stuckey.

Stuckey plays for the Blues in the North Gippsland Football-Netball League, winning the grand prize.

WorkSafe created the Footy’s Favourite Farmer competition, encouraging clubs to nominate a local farmer.

Stuckey runs about 750 Angus breeders across seven properties and has now won $10,000 to be put towards safety improvements for his business.

On top of that, the Rosedale Football-Netball Club will also receive an additional $10,000 to spend on safety upgrades at the club.

“It’s a massive thrill to be Footy’s Favourite Farmer of the year,” Stuckey told The National Tribune.

“It’s not just me, it’s the whole club that got behind it – it’s a team effort.

“The WorkSafe message is massive,” he said.

“If you see WorkSafe footies in your kids’ hands or you just see the banner somewhere, it just makes you stop and think about getting home at the end of the day to see your kids and family.”