To all members of the UA, I wish you a safe festive season, and hope you are surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Thank you for your commitment and hard work throughout 2018, the VAFA never stops growing and while I hope you all are enjoying the off-season, the 2019 year is almost upon us.

In 2019, a fantastic opportunity will be available to all umpires that find it difficult to attend training at Elsternwick Park. With the support of the Yarra JFL, VAFA Umpires will have a training base on Monday Nights from March 18th at Koonung Reserve, Bulleen. The VAFA will also provide coaching services on Monday nights at Koonung Reserve &  Wednesday nights at Bulleen Park West, the home of the Yarra JFL and urge all umpires who are based around that area to attend where possible. 

We will continue our fantastic arrangement with the SMJFL on Monday nights at Elsternwick Park throughout the 2019 season.

 More information on a Western training base will be sent to umpires in early 2019.

Registrations will be sent out to all 2018 registered umpires in late January, and any new umpires will be able to sign up from this point onwards.

If you know somebody that is interested in umpiring with the VAFA in 2019, please pass on the following link for a registration of interest:

Vafa Umpires Recruitment 2019

There has been a coaching re-structure along with personnel changes to the VAFA, with all announcements of appointments to come in January 2019. Follow “VAFA Umpires” on Facebook and Instagram to get all the latest information. 

The VAFA Office will be closed from December 21st until January 14th. However, I will be returning and available to all Umpires from Monday January 7th 2019 via phone and email.

Haydn O’Connor
Umpire Operations Manager
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Phone: 9537 6777
Mobile: 0427 333 729



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