About AFL South East Umpiring

In 2019 over 500 umpires officiated in more than 3,300 home and away matches across six leagues in the AFL South East region.

Regional Director of Umpiring Darren Holt and Umpire Development Officer Leigh Buwalda manage the strategy, coaching, match appointments, umpire payments and development of umpiring in the region.

There are seven training venues across the AFL South East region in 2020. Click on the Training Information tab for more details.

School-based Umpiring Academies also operate at St Francis Xavier College and Alkira Secondary College.

AFLSE is fully focussed on the enjoyment and development of its umpires, with opportunities available in junior interleague and the AFL Talent Academy.

The Academy currentlty has 26 umpires participating in a program for those identified as potential VFL umpires within the next four years.

AFLSE is also keen to recognise its umpires for outstanding performances, with Golden Whistle Awards presented at annual presentation nights to an outstanding umpire with prospects of following a pathway into VFL umpiring.

AFLSE is a major supporter of the Southern Umpires Association and promote the benfits to members which include free tickets to presentation dinners, ten-pin bowling nights, and annual association awards, with many other exclusive deals from its major sponsors.

Return to the ‘Umpiring’ tab on the AFL South East home page for all information for the 2020 season.