Forty-four of the best up-and-coming community umpires from across regional Victoria will put their skills to the test this month, after being selected for the 2018 V/Line Cup Umpiring Panel.
19 Boundary, 15 Field and 10 Goal umpires hailing from 15 different regional 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.
Returning to City of LaTrobe for the fourth consecutive season, the V/Line Cup provides opportunities for young male and female footballers to test themselves against the best in their age group across country Victoria.
Each of the 44 umpires selected to take part in the 2018 V/Line Cup have been carefully chosen from a pool of over 450 participants based on the umpires’ level of commitment and involvement in the V/Line Umpire Academy.
Developing a number of AFL umpires over the years, the V/Line Umpire Academy is a program designed to develop and mentor talented up-and-coming umpires across Victoria.
While the four-day carnival serves as a platform for many players to progress to AFL Victoria’s mainstream talent pathway, the TAC Cup and TAC Cup Girls’ competitions, it also provides an important development pathway for members of the V/Line Umpire Academy.
The 44 members of the Umpiring Panel will be ably supported by eleven adults who make up the V/Line Cup Umpire Coaching & Support Team. Each member of the Support Team is thanked for their willingness, interest and enthusiasm in nurturing umpires’ pathways and being prepared to devote their time towards the further development of every member of the Umpiring Panel.
The 2018 V/Line Cup carnival will be held from September 24-27 with games being played in Morwell, Traralgon and Moe.
See below for a list of the 2018 V/Line Cup Umpiring Panel:
|Umpiring Group||First name||Surname||Discipline|
|Rochester & Echuca Football Umpires Association||Shaylee||Anderson||Boundary|
|East Gippsland Umpires Association||Nicholas||Bain||Boundary|
|Southern Umpires Association||Jack||Buller||Boundary|
|Bendigo Umpires Association||Gemma||Cook||Boundary|
|Bendigo Umpires Association||Michael||Court||Boundary|
|Sale Umpires Association||Shannon||Darmuc||Boundary|
|Bendigo Umpires Association||Jeremy||Ellis||Boundary|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Cooper||Geall||Boundary|
|Yarra Ranges Umpires Association||Coby||Law||Boundary|
|Yarra Ranges Umpires Association||Damon||Malcolm||Boundary|
|AFL North East Border Umpiring||Sean||Miller||Boundary|
|Southern Umpires Association||Zachary||Mousaco||Boundary|
|Latrobe Valley Umpires Association||Chelsea||Movchan||Boundary|
|Sale Umpires Association||Tyler||Salisbury||Boundary|
|AFL North East Border Umpiring||Jarrod||Scammell||Boundary|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Colac & DFUA||Leopold||Scott||Boundary|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Gerard||Whelan||Boundary|
|AFL North East Border Umpiring||Matthew||Whitehead||Boundary|
|Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association||Lachlan||Wright||Boundary|
|Ballarat Football Umpires Association||Jack||Anderson||Field|
|Bendigo Umpires Association||David||Carter||Field|
|South Gippsland Umpires Association||Joel||Findlay||Field|
|Gippsland Umpires Association||Daniel||Frost||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Harry||Gower||Field|
|Bendigo Umpires Association||Joshua||Hamilton||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Molly||McKenzie||Field|
|AFL North East Border Umpiring||Hayden||Pearson||Field|
|Ballarat Football Umpires Association||Amelie||Pope||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Matthew||Pratt||Field|
|East Gippsland Umpires Association||Reghan||Radford||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Trae||Roberts||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Daniel||Robinson||Field|
|Southern Umpires Association||Jye||Stannage||Field|
|Southern Umpires Association||Kyle||Van Raay||Field|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Colac & DFUA||Liam||Anderson||Goal|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Colac & DFUA||Angus||Bayne||Goal|
|Southern Umpires Association||Josh||Dudman Doyle||Goal|
|Gippsland Umpires Association||Sarah||Fitzpatrick||Goal|
|Yarra Ranges Umpires Association||Emily||Jose||Goal|
|AFL North East Border Umpiring||Rorey||McNamara||Goal|
|AFL Barwon Umpires – Geelong Umpires||Harry||O’Neill||Goal|
|Western District Umpires Association Inc||Joshua||Stephens||Goal|
|Gippsland Umpires Association||Samuel||Went||Goal|
|Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association||Mitchell||White||Goal|
|Umpires’ Head Trainer||Michael||Jesse||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Boundary||Leigh||Buwalda||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Goal||Mark||Bywater||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Field||Carl||Fletcher||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Goal||Allan||Grant||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Field||Jock||Hillgrove||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Goal||Colin||Hood||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Boundary||Phill||Lewis||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Boundary||Phil||Sattler||Support Team|
|Umpire Coach – Field||Paul||Vaughan||Support Team|
|Umpires’ Welfare Coordinator||Sue||Downie||Support Team|