VAFA Umpires seek Head of Fitness

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The VAFA, Australia’s oldest and largest senior football competition, has an exciting position as Head of Fitness for the umpiring department. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person wanting to develop their skills in the high-performance area.

The umpires head of fitness will be responsible for the development and implementation of the training program for our umpiring team of all ages and experiences.

Role Overview

  • Develop and implement training programs suitable for various fitness levels
  • Work with Umpire coaches to allow for skill-based training during training sessions
  • Provide feedback on skill technique to umpires when required
  • Responsible for ensuring all umpires reach their adequate fitness level required for officiating all levels of VAFA football
  • Ability to implement any prerequisite fitness expectations for umpiring groups in conjunction with Umpire Operations Manager and discipline coaches.
  • Work with Umpire Operations Manager to ensure correct pathways and coaching is provided for umpires aspiring to move beyond the community level
  • Assist with other administrative duties as required


  • Actively promote umpiring in the community and the benefits as well as assist in recruitment and retention of umpires
  • Sound knowledge of community football
  • Understanding of umpiring
  • Currently studying or have completed a Sport and Exercise Science degree or similar
  • Wanting to further career in the high-performance industry

Key Competencies

  • Ability to build relationships and work with large groups
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage time within training sessions
  • Capacity to establish effective reporting systems
  • Must have a valid Working with Children Check

VAFA umpire training is held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00pm at Elsternwick Park, Glenhuntly Road, Brighton. The position reports to the VAFA Umpire Operations Manager.

Please send applications with cover letter and CV to Matt Dervan [email protected]