Umpiring News

2019 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round

The AFL’s annual round recognising and celebrating Indigenous players and culture, named in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls, kicks off in Round 10 of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

Umpire AFL Mates Program Launch

The 2019 Umpire AFL Mates Program is a Program aimed at enhancing the development of young community field umpires who are deemed to be 1 to 2 years away from a State League Rookie Squad nomination.

2019 Community Umpiring Week

The significant role community umpires play in Australia’s game will be highlighted during AFL Community Umpiring Week from April 29 to May 5.

AFL Victoria Introduces New Trainee Umpire Sleeve

With record umpiring numbers across the state, AFL Victoria has introduced Training Umpire Sleeves to recognise and respect first year umpires.

Record participation for football in Victoria

More Victorians are playing Australian Football than ever before, with new participation rates revealing a rise across all key segments.

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.

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