Umpiring News

AFL Umpires to don Indigenous shirt

Two Healesville teenagers and past Worawa Aboriginal College students have made their mark in AFL history, after designing the 2018 AFL Umpires’ shirt to be worn during the dedicated Sir Doug Nicholls Round this week. Anna Pavlou reports.

2018 Community Umpire Week

The significant role community umpires play in our great game will be highlighted this weekend, as AFL Victoria and the wider football community pause to celebrate 2018 Community Umpiring Week.

Vic quartet earn national academy selection

Four Victorian-based female umpires are one step closer to reaching their AFL dream, after being selected for the inaugural National Female Umpiring Academy. Anna Pavlou reports.

Six Victorian umps receive AFL call-up

Six Victorian-based umpires have been promoted to AFL Umpiring Department panels for the 2018 season.

Umpiring dream starts at school

The humble school bulletin board kickstarted Arielle Sutherland’s journey to become an Australian Rules football goal umpire.

Free Umpiring Clinic

The Essendon District Football League is holding a FREE Holiday Umpiring clinic for new student umpires next month. 

Football the sport of Choice for Victorians

Australian Football is continuing to win the hearts and minds of Victorians, with more than 461,000 participants picking up the football in 2017.

2017 Umpire Coaches of the Year

Paul Vaughan of the Gippsland Umpires Association and Scott Van Noordennen of the Eastern Football League have been recognised for their commitment and tireless work in shaping the next generation of Victorian umpires with the 2017 Umpire Coach of the Year Awards.

Female Umpire Academy receives a boost

More of Victoria’s best female umpires will have the opportunity to develop their skills in AFL Victoria’s Female Umpire Academy, following the announcement of a two-year partnership extension from the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation (SAMRF).

Vic umpires showcase skills on the big stage

The Richmond players were not the only Victorians on the MCG last Saturday, with a number of Victorian junior umpires showcasing their skills at the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

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