NFNL Football Umpire Personal Development Program

Published on Friday, October 21, 2022

Twelve emerging NFNL field umpires are continuing to develop their craft over the off-season as part of the second Football Umpire Personal Development Program.

Following its successful introduction last year, the program is providing up-and-coming umpires with further knowledge and information they can implement into their umpiring for next season.

Sessions being conducted include preparing for the pre-season, diet and nutrition, on field skills, in-season training habits and developing their decision-making and match-management skills.

Presenters conducting the sessions include two time AFL grand final field umpire Mathew Nicholls, along with VFL umpires and support staff.

The first session was held at La Trobe Sports Stadium on Thursday October 20, with the other sessions running monthly until March 2023.

NFNL Head of Umpiring Cameron Nash said the program displayed the league’s commitment to enhancing its umpiring program and would be supremely beneficial to the developing umpires, as well as NFNL member clubs.

“The NFNL is committed to continuing to significantly invest in umpiring and this program is a great reflection of this. We saw the fantastic results from last year’s program participants with their development this season,” he said.

“This high-level program will provide the umpires with the necessary tools to assist them in their continued development on and off the field for season 2023.”

Anybody interested in umpiring in the NFNL’s football competition is encouraged to visit the umpiring tile on the NFNL homepage for further information, including registration and training information for season 2023.

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