Umpiring News

Cooke claims 2018 Umpire Coach of the Year

EDFL umpire Don Cooke has been recognised for his unwavering contribution over a 50-year career in umpiring with the second annual Greg Sidebottom Memorial Umpire Coach of the Year award at the recent AFL Victoria Community Football Awards.

2018 Community Football Awards

Some of Victoria’s best coaches, volunteers, umpires and facilities will be honoured for their contribution to community football next month at the 2018 Community Football Awards Night on November 9.

2018 V/Line Cup generates $9M economic benefit

The value of football in regional Victoria has been reinforced, with the V/Line Cup carnival generating a total of over $9million in economic benefit to the Latrobe City region over the last four years.

Prime and Collard win Joanne Cox Medal

AFL Victoria Female Umpire Academy participants Jess Prime and Jaimie Collard have made history, after being named joint winners of the 2018 Joanne Cox medal.

YJFL Female Umpire Recruitment

The Yarra Junior Football League is holding a Come & Try Day for females looking to take up umpiring in season 2019.

Umpires selected to adjudicate on big stage

Two Victorian field umpires will live out their dreams of adjudicating at the MCG on Grand Final Day after being selected for the 2018 AFL Grand Final Experience program.

V/Line Cup returns in 2018

Country Victoria’s most talented male and female junior footballers are preparing to put their skills to the test this month when the annual V/Line Cup kicks off next week.

D-Rod Squad paving the way for umpires

A new crop of umpires are making their mark on community football, following the introduction of AFL Victoria’s Diversity Umpiring program – The D-Rod Squad.

2018 V/Line Cup umpires selected

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.

New umpires to don sleeve in 2019

AFL Victoria has launched a new umpire pilot program to help improve the match-day experience of first-year community umpires.

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