Some of Victoria’s best community umpires are preparing to adjudicate local football’s top players this weekend, after being selected to officiate in the 2018 AFL Community Cup and Under 19 Challenge Cup on Sunday.
Following an extensive review process and their performance in the 2018 AFL Victoria WorkSafe Community Championships, 19 community umpires will form the two umpiring panels ahead of the Big-V clash at MARS Stadium on July 8.
Umpires from over 11 different umpiring groups across metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria have been selected for their respective representative match.
Held every two years, the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Cup will see the best senior players from country Victoria lock horns with the top talent from metropolitan Melbourne in a match that has fast become one of the great traditional rivalries between the bush and the burbs.
The next generation of community football talent will also be on display when the Energy Safe Victoria Country Under 19s team take on their metro rivals from the Victorian Amateur Football Association in the annual Under 19 Challenge Cup.
The Under 19 Challenge Cup match will kick off at 11.30am before the highly anticipated 2018 AFL Victoria Community Cup clash between Vic Country and Vic Metro at 2pm.
Both representative matches will be Live Streamed at the AFL Victoria website aflvic.com.au.
Congratulations to the following umpires on their representative football appointment:
2018 UNDER 19 CHALLENGE CUP UMPIRING PANEL:
|Boundary||Jack Bombardieri||Bendigo UA|
|Boundary||Zane Whitelaw||Southern UA|
|Field||Hugh Tatman||Southern UA|
|Field||Jarred Burns||Latrobe Valley UA|
|Goal||Arielle Sutherland||Goulburn Valley FUA|
2018 AFL VICTORIA COMMUNITY CUP UMPIRING PANEL:
|Boundary||Rory Ashton||Eastern Football League|
|Boundary||Corey Malcolm||Yarra Ranges UA|
|Boundary||Zachary Mousaco||Southern UA|
|Boundary||Toby Whittle||Ballarat FUA|
|Field||Steve Williams||Goulburn Valley FUA|
|Field||Greg Denison||Western Region FL Umpires|
|Field||Jack Cannon||Southern FNL|
|Field||Tane Abbott||Southern FNL|
|Goal||Brodey Hamilton||AFL Barwon – Geelong Umpires|
|Goal||Callan Evans||Ballarat FUA|