VAFA seeks Umpire Recruitment Officer

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The VAFA, Australia’s oldest and largest senior football competition, has an exciting position available for an Umpire Recruitment Officer and is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person to fill this rewarding role.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in umpiring and conducting presentations to large groups. This is a casual position within the Umpire Coaching Team and will report directly to the VAFA Umpire Operations Manager, Stephen Privitera.

Role Summary

  • Engage with athletics clubs, junior leagues, past players, schools and universities to promote the benefits of joining VAFA umpiring.
  • Conduct on field introductory training sessions for prospective umpires, including school and university come and try days.
  • Host information sessions at schools and universities to answer questions from students.
  • Ensure recruitment is spread across all three Umpire Disciplines (Boundary, Field and Goal).
  • Conduct regular catch ups with new umpires to ensure they are supported.
  • Note: this role does not have any active coaching role with an umpire squad and the successful applicant will not coach individual umpires in any capacity.

Experience and Qualifications


  • Established background in umpiring with a sound knowledge of all AFL Laws of the Game.
  • Minimum of 2 years of on field umpiring experience at senior level.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • A preparedness to visit schools and universities during the week.
  • Developed IT and negotiation skills.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children / Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Umpire Accreditation
  • Previous Umpire Experience

View the Position Description

Please send applications to:

Mr. Stephen Privitera
VAFA Umpire Operations Manager

[email protected]

by Friday 10 March 2023

Stephen Privitera
(03) 9537 6777