In the coming weeks there will be significant pressure on umpiring resources due to the increase in appointments required this year. If any clubs have people that have assisted their clubs (practice games etc) in the past who may be able to assist with umpiring in the future then please let us know.
In a perfect scenario we could run a more experienced umpire with this person in the Colts whilst they gain experience and develop their skills / knowledge.
The Tasmanian Football Umpires Association is also attempting to raise the profile of umpire recruitment with assistance from AFL Tasmania but as most of you would agree that umpires with a playing or football background are invaluable and in most cases require very little guidance or assistance in becoming competent umpires.
If you are aware of anyone that falls into this category please give Jason a call on the number below.
TFUA Field Umpires Coach
Ph – 0405 286 499