VAFA Umpires star at V/Line Cup Carnival

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VAFA Umpires have performed exceptionally well at the recent V/Line Cup Carnival held in Shepparton.

The carnival forms an integral part of the state league umpiring selection pathway. In what can only be described as a testament to the hard work, consistency and dedication of the individual umpires as well as the VAFA umpire coaches, VAFA Umpires took out three of the four awards available.

The VAFA Umpiring Department congratulates the following umpires:

  • Aiden McDonald who won Boundary Umpire of the Carnival. Aiden boundary umpired the Premier B Grand Final in 2023.
  • Jack Seymour, who won Field Umpire of the Carnival and also won the AFL Victoria Golden Whistle Award. Jack field umpired the Premier B Grand Final and is also the recipient of the 2023 VAFA Most Promising Umpire.

More broadly, the VAFA was well represented at the carnival with the highest number of umpires appointed from any competition. A warm congratulations to each of the following umpires who represented our competition:

  • Field Umpires: Adam Bailes, Jack Seymour, and Joshua Hamilton
  • Boundary Umpires: Aiden McDonald, Asha Hinton, Ellen de Vries, Finn Horan, and Mitchell Bellingham
  • Goal Umpires: Katie Gillespie and Timothy Wood

We look forward to tracking the career of these talented umpires as they seek to umpire at state league level in the future. The VAFA is proud of its proven track record in developing up and coming umpires and is the destination of choice for talented umpires in metropolitan Melbourne.