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 Academy Program outline
- A summary of Football Programs that Academy umpires will be considered for appears HERE…
2019 V/Line Umpire Academy dates & venues
|AFL Barwon||Jock Hillgrove||Kardinia Park, Geelong||Tuesday 5th||Tuesday 5th||Tuesday 2nd||Tuesday 7th|
|AFL Central Victoria||Sharon McColl||Weeroona Oval, Bendigo||Tuesday 12th||Tuesday 12th||Tuesday 9th||Tuesday 14th|
|AFL Gippsland||Nick Cullis||Bellbird Park, Settlement Rd, Drouin||Tuesday 19th||Tuesday 19th||Monday 15th||Monday 13th|
|AFL Gippsland||Nick Cullis||Bundalaguah Oval, Sale||Wednesday 20th||Wednesday 20th||Wednesday 17th||Wednesday 15th|
|AFL Goldfields||Roger Le Grand||Ballarat Grammar School / City Oval||Wednesday 20th||Wednesday 13th||Wednesday 10th||Wednesday 8th|
|AFL Goulburn Murray||Mark Bywater (temp)||Kialla Reserve, Shepparton||Monday 25th||Monday 25th||Monday 29th||TBC|
|AFL North East Border||Mark Bywater||Xavier High School, Albury||Tuesday 26th||Tuesday 26th||Tuesday 30th||Tuesday 14th|
|AFL Outer East||Allan Grant||Carlisle Park, Majestic Blvd, Cranbourne||Wednesday 13th||Monday 4th||Monday 15th||Monday 6th|
|AFL South East||Carl Fletcher||Carlisle Park, Majestic Blvd, Cranbourne||Wednesday 13th||Monday 4th||Monday 15th||Monday 6th|
|AFL Sunraysia||Roger Le Grand||No. 1 Oval, Twelfth Street, Mildura||N/A||Thursday 28th||N/A||N/A|
|AFL Western District||Jock Hillgrove||Deakin University, Warrnambool||Monday 11th||Monday 4th||Monday 1st||Monday 6th|
|AFL Wimmera Mallee||Cam Pickering / Paul Clough||Horsham Collage Dimboola Road, Horsham||Wednesday 13th||Thursday 14th||Thursday 4th||Thursday 16th|
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.
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.
It can be found here by clicking on Academy Summer Training Program
AFL Model Release Forms
For immediate access to an AFL Victoria Model Release form, please click on the following links
- AFL Victoria Model Footage Release – Adult (Final)
- AFL Victoria Model Footage Release – (Under 18 years) (Final)
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 AFL Community Umpiring Manager – Victoria
Russell O’Toole Phone: 0409 130 100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org