42 of the best up-and-coming community umpires from across Victoria will put their skills to the test this month, after being selected for the 2017 V/Line Cup Umpiring Panel.
18 Boundary, 15 Field and nine Goal umpires hailing from 16 different umping groups have been chosen to don the green representative umpires uniform as they prepare to adjudicate some of the best young regional talent in Victoria.
Of the 42 V/Line Umpire Academy members selected, AFL Barwon Umpires Geelong and AFL North East Border Umpiring boast the most representatives with six selections, while Southern Umpires Association and Bendigo Umpires Association had five representatives each.
Each of the 42 umpires selected to take part in the 2017 V/Line Cup have been carefully chosen from a pool of over 450 participants in the V/Line Umpire Academy – a program designed to develop and mentor talented up-and-coming umpires across Victoria.
Held in the City of LaTrobe from September 25-28, the V/Line Cup is designed to provide opportunities for young male and female footballers to test themselves against the best in their age group across country Victoria.
The four-day carnival will also serve as a stage for many players to progress to AFL Victoria’s mainstream talent pathway, the TAC Cup and TAC Cup Girls’ competitions and provides important development pathways for members of the V/Line Umpire Academy.
See below for a list of this year’s V/Line Umpire Academy members selected to umpire in the 2017 V/Line Cup:
|Mason||Allcorn||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Boundary|
|Wade||Anderson||Southern Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Liam||Brown||Bendigo Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Mitchell||Sayers||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Boundary|
|Abel||Connors||Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Noah||Downie||Rochester & Echuca Football Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Joshua||Facey||AFL Barwon Umpires – Colac||Boundary|
|Sam||Green||Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Corey||Jacobs||Sale Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Darcy||Linforth||Latrobe Valley Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Tyler||Mitchell||East Gippsland Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Luke||North||Western District Umpires Association Inc||Boundary|
|Samuel||Piazza||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Boundary|
|Matthew||Pratt||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Boundary|
|Nat||Turner||Southern Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Luke||Walley||Southern Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Jackson||Walsgott||Wimmera District Football Umpires||Boundary|
|Zane||Whitelaw||Southern Umpires Association||Boundary|
|Hamish||Beecroft||South Gippsland Umpires Association||Field|
|Jarred||Burns||Latrobe Valley Umpires Association||Field|
|Tom||Godson||Ballarat Football Umpires Association||Field|
|Nicholas||Cochrane||Ballarat Football Umpires Association||Field|
|Oliver||Colman||Gippsland Umpires Association||Field|
|James||Douglass||Sunraysia Football Umpires Association||Field|
|Tom||Floyd||Bendigo Umpires Association||Field|
|Daniel||Lewis||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Field|
|James||Lyon||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Field|
|Holly||McEldrew||Ballarat Football Umpires Association||Field|
|William||Moulton||Sale Umpires Association||Field|
|James||O’Hagan||Southern Umpires Association||Field|
|Harry||Rooke||Warrnambool & District Football Umpires Assoc.||Field|
|Austin||Tattersall||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Field|
|Brendan||Van Lambaart||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Field|
|Samantha||Bramley||Bendigo Umpires Association||Goal|
|Blake||Thomas||AFL Barwon – Geelong||Goal|
|Sean||Dykes||Latrobe Valley Umpires Association||Goal|
|Mikayla||Ford||Bendigo Umpires Association||Goal|
|Kyle||Gregory||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Goal|
|Max||Malcolm||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Goal|
|Joshua||McKenna||AFL North East Border Umpiring||Goal|
|Cohen||Shannon||AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong||Goal|
|Arielle||Sutherland||Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association||Goal|
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE V/LINE UMPIRE ACADEMY, PLEASE CLICK HERE….