Warrnambool & District Football Umpires Association

DOU MESSAGE - 24th jan 2021


  • Monday, 25th Jan -  6pm at the Umpires Room (outside).
  • Wednesday, 27th Jan -  6pm - Lake Pertobe - Car Park opposite The Carnival


  • Training locations may change each week so please keep an eye out for emails / Facebook notices
  • Bring water and a towel
  • Maintain Social Distancing - 1.5 metres
  • Temperature checks will be conducted prior to training - please see Coaches on arrival
  • Umpires under 18 years of age - YOU MUST TELL YOUR COACHES IF YOU ARE LEAVING EARLY. 

If you know of anyone who may be interested in umpiring please bring them along to training nights. More the merrier

A training plan will be sent out as additional fitness for members to be fit and ready come season 2021. This will be same as the one sent out during COVID. This will help you increase your fitness ready for round 1. 

BUMP training will commence February 17th, 5 pm at the top hockey field (usual training field). Nathan will inform BUMP participants closer to the date. 

Kind regards

Nicole Downie

DOU/Field Coach


Precedence set for season 2021:


If you want to achieve a senior grand final and can prove that you are of that quality, then the following criteria  throughout the season will be used:


  • participate in 80% training (62 training nights. Attend minimum 50) commencing Monday 1st February and finishing September 1st
  • Attend 80% of coaching sessions. These will be held weekly with coaching session one week and discussion session the alternative week. Sessions commence March 24th and finish September 1st (24 coaching sessions. Attend minimum 19)
  • Coaching sessions will be available on the web page (put up in the days following Wednesday training/coaching sessions)
  • Your umpiring ability
  • Attitude/commitment towards the association: this includes dress code to the games
  • If you have work commitments, we will discuss. This does not put you out of the running for senior grand finals.

Training Plan

COVID Protocols



BUmp Training to Resume

                                                      BUMP TRAINING - 17th Feb 2021

                                          TRAINING LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE

                                       RULES AND TIMES WILL BE THE SAME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Training will be from 5:00 until 5:40 and will follow the same protocols as senior training:

  • No Contact
  • 1.5 metres between each other
  • Using Hand Sanitiser
  • BYO drink bottle
  • Training in groups of 20
  • Temperature scan and attendance recorded at the start of training.
  • Once training is finished, we need everyone to head home straight away, so as to allow for a 20 minute break before the next group arrives.
  • The rooms will be closed for access, aside from use of the toilet.
  • Please bring warm clothes to put on at the end of training.
  • We ask that parents wait outside the training area (hockey field) - subject to 2021 approval by Council


Any further questions, please get in touch with the boundary umpire coach, Nathan Hoy


Coaching Notes  - cONTACT & FREE KICK

Prohibited Contact and Payment of a Free Kick

Please follow this Link to view this weeks coaching notes

COVID Safe Plan PROTOCOLS - 2021

To all members - please click on the LINK and read the 2021 CIVID Safe Plan - Link

Coaching Notes

2nd Coaching Notes for 2020

Training Plan

Training while season has been postponed

Right click and select 'follow link'