VAFA Women’s Academy Bounce & Brunch

The VAFA has announced an exciting event for Sunday February 23rd at Elsternwick Park (see flyer attached).

The inaugural ‘Bounce and Brunch’ event will commence at 9.30am on Sunday February 23rd at Elsternwick Park.

All females in attendance will be exposed to coaching and training as well as the chance to meet and speak with current VAFA coaches and exciting AFL guests to be announced shortly, finished with a brunch to welcome in the academy.

The VAFA is proud to support women in achieving their goals in umpiring by providing a fun environment where they can learn, develop or progress their umpiring and the BJS Women’s Umpiring Academy aims to increase female participation and active community engagement through our junior leagues, VAFA clubs and pathway programs.Bounce and Brunch banner on the right-hand side to register your interest!

Click below to register your interest!

We are hoping to generate as much interest in this event so please pass this onto your networks as we look to have a big opening to the academy.

Any questions or queries, please contact Umpire Operations Manager, Matt Dervan.

USA Night

This Wednesday June 19th is USA night! Get down and dress up in anything USA related and have some fun! (Perhaps NBA jerseys… Raptors perhaps?)

Dinner provided provided after training as always, and a few prizes for best dress up!

From 6pm at Elsternwick Park.

See you there!

Footy Legends Night

Footy Legends Night this Wednesday!

Cappaaaaaaa……. Wednesday night is Footy Legends night!!!

Get down and dress up as your favourite footballer! (Legends encouraged!!)

Get involved as we have some fun and play a few games at training at the first of our themed training nights for the year.

Dinner provided after training as always, and a few prizes for best dressed!

See you all there!


This year’s AGM will take place after training on Wednesday (May 8) at Elsternwick Park from 7:15pm.

All members are expected to attend, and dinner will be provided as usual!

Get down and hear all the latest about the UA.

VAFA Umpires Round

VAFA Umpires Round is this Weekend – Celebrating Umpiring in the VAFA!

Click to read an editorial regarding Umpiring in the VAFA by Umpire Operations Manager, Haydn O’Connor.

Pick up a copy of the VAFA Umpires edition of the Amateur Footballer (shown above) at your match on the weekend.

Also, head to the VAFA website and check out the ‘For the Love of the Game’ Podcast and VAFA Tragics episodes featuring our very own Gavin De Kretser and Matt Oakley!

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