Each year the AFL Victoria Country Umpiring Department invites umpiring groups to nominate talented umpires to participate in the V/Line Umpire Academy Program.
Invitations are sent to young developing field, boundary and goal umpires to participate in Junior Football Programs, in addition to the more experienced umpires from local associations that are then considered for selection in a wide-range of umpiring appointments.
Read more by clicking 2018 Academy Program outline
2018 ACADEMY PROGRAM DATES/LOCATIONS
|Jock Hillgrove||Geelong||6 February||6 March||3 April||1 May|
|Jock Hillgrove||Warrnambool||13 February||9 March||5 April||7 May|
|Roger Le Grand||Ballarat||14 February||21 March||4 April||9 May|
|Roger Le Grand||Horsham||7 March||18 April||16 May|
|Roger Le Grand||Sunraysia||15 March||3 May|
|Mark Bywater||Albury||20 February||20 March||17 April||8 May|
|Mark Bywater||Shepparton||19 February||19 March||16 April||7 May|
|Sharon McColl||Elmore||7 February||7 March||4 April||2 May|
|Carl Fletcher||Keysborough||12 February||12 March||9 April||30 April|
|Nick Cullis||Drouin||20 February||20 March||17 April||15 May|
|Nick Cullis||Sale||21 February||21 March||18 April||16 May|
V/Line Umpire Academy participants’ values
A set of values, designed and written by 2013 – 14 members of the V/Line Umpire Academy, determine the standards members are encouraged to display at both Academy and local level.
2017 -18 Summer Training Program
An easy-to-follow summer training program has been designed for all Academy nominees to follow over the December – January phase of your pre-season training campaign. Based on your Rating of Perceived Exertion levels (RPE), this program caters for all disciplines and age groups.
AFL Model Release Forms
For immediate access to an AFL Victoria Model Release form, please click on the following links
Community Umpire Prototype
Throughout 2013-14, Academy members compiled lists of skills / competencies possessed by experienced and talented community umpires and have established a Community Umpire Prototype.
Their exhaustive lists of traits and characteristics can be seen by clicking on Community Umpire Prototype
To find out more about the programs above please contact our Umpiring department:
AFL Victoria Community Umpiring Manager
Russell O’Toole Phone: 0409 130 100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AFL Victoria Umpiring Development Manager
Neville Nash Phone: 0418 883 948 Email: Neville.email@example.com