About AFL South East Umpiring

About AFL South-East Umpiring

In 2021, over 420 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 manages the strategy, coaching, match appointments, umpire payments and development of umpiring in the region.

There are three training venues across the AFL South-East region in 2022. Click on the Training Information tab for more details.

AFLSE support the AFL Schools Program. Training in Field, Boundary and Goal Umpire basics is delivered in secondary schools throughout the region as well as Umpire education through Chisholm TAFE.

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

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 benefits 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.