Welcome to the East Gippsland Umpires Association website

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We officiate in the TRFM Gippsland League (GL), Rent 4 Keeps East Gippsland Football Netball League (EGFNL), the Omeo District Football Netball League (ODFNL) and the Bairnsdale & District Junior Football Association (BDJFA) in East Gippsland. We have about 70 central, boundary and goal umpire appointments to fill each weekend. 

Our training ground is located at Bairnsdale City Oval, entrance is via Macarthur Street. 

Training for all disiplines is held on Wednesday nights from 5.45pm for a 6pm start on the track.

These nights will incorporate fitness and skills training, a theory session, updates and the appointments. A trainer will be available and a canteen will operate with basic hot food and drinks for sale. The night finishes by 7:30pm.

Monday night training is also occuring for fitness purposes, commencing at 6pm for 1 hour.

We have an exciting mix of young and young-at-heart umpires and pride ourselves on our commitment to Country Football. We enjoy a great working relationship with all clubs which we provide our services to. We offer a mentoring program to new umpires to help them progress along the umpiring pathway with many of your young umpires progressing through to VCFL and VFL Umpire Development programs.

David Read is the Director of Umpiring for the Eastern Region (Sale & Bairnsdale). He can be contacted on 0414 743 209.


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