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Training Starts Monday 16 Feb


Pre-season training for the WRFL Umpires starts on Monday 16th Feburary at Scovell Reserve in Maidstone, at 5:45pm and continues on Wednesday, or on Tuesday and Thursday at Saltwater Reserve, Point Cook.

We start training the week commencing Monday 16th February at the following venues:

Monday and Wednesday night 5.45pm at Scovell Reserve, Scovell Street Maidstone and

Tuesday and Thursday night 5.45pm at Saltwater Reserve, Point Cook Road, Point Cook

You have 4 evenings in which you can train pre-season, no one is expected to train all the nights as Monday and Tuesday will be the same and Wednesday and Thursday will be the same (minor adjustments may occur due to weather).

However if you look at the attached Season 2015 Planner you will notice group sessions are compulsory sessions. All of the compulsory sessions (RED) involve coaching sessions with all practical sessions at Saltwater (four) and Seddon (one) and theory/video/group at Scovell. You can see the sessions are roughly every second week, more often in the pre-season.

The key group session to start the season is Wednesday 25th February at Scovell, with the season information session commencing at 7pm (short training session). I will detail more information at that session, including the launch of the WRFL Umpires webpage.

The academies commence on the following dates:

  • Werribee, MacKillop College, Monday 2nd March at 7pm and
  • Caroline Springs, Caroline Springs FC City Oval, Monday 16th March at 7pm

Umpires who are in their second year can attend the academy however umpires in their third year are encouraged to attend training at either Scovell or Saltwater so they can further develop their umpiring skills.

The first academy sessions will be information evenings for parents and new younger/first year umpires.

Goal umpires have an extra training session at Braybrook Football Ground next Wednesday night.

The first round for all grades of football is Saturday 10th April and Sunday 11th April.

If you have any questions please contact me via email or ring 0448-050-433

Looking forward to seeing you on the track.