Warrnambool & District Football Umpires Association

Return to Play Protocols

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Coaching Notes - 24.06.20

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BUmp Training to Resume

Good Evening, 

With the announcement that Junior Footy is set to resume, we are getting Boundary Umpire Training underway as of next Wednesday the 24th of June and then on every Wednesday thereafter.

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)


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


Coaching Notes - 03.06.2020

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RECOMMENCEMENT of training update

Hello members

After discussion tonight with committee members and coaches we have decided that SENIOR training will recommence on Monday 25th May. This will be both Monday and Wednesday night training sessions.

Junior training (BUMP) to commence at a later date.

Please understand that this will be limited groups of 2 x 20 and train at separate ends of the hockey field as per AFL directive. Once you have finished training you are not allowed to hang around you must leave.

Please note that you must adhere to the training times noted above. The rooms are not available to be opened to change in or wait in (before or after training). This is part of the requirements for group training under AFL guidelines.

(The rooms will be open should you need to use the toilets only)

As part of the rooms not being available for use at this time, Ernie will not be available for any pre training or post training rub downs/strapping.

If you choose not to train and are wanting to complete your own training/fitness program until we know whether the season will be commencing, you are more than welcome (there will be no ramifications if you chose to do this).

As per directive from AFL, there needs to be a COVID safety officer nominated who has completed an online small course (This will be me, Nicole Downie). The committee and coaches will complete the module also. (13 people)

Rules surrounding training:

  • The rooms remain closed so there will be no showers available (toilets only)
  • No contact
  • 1.5 mtr distance rules still
  • Strict hygiene protocol (hand sanitiser will be available)
  • Equipment will be wiped down after each session if the equipment has been used
  • Register of training attendees to be filled out
  • If you are not there to train, you are not allowed to be there unless you are a parent. If a parent is there you must adhere to AFL directive of being outside the arena and adhere to social distancing

As we are unsure of if and when the season will commence, this is one small step that needs to be done properly.


Nicole Downie                                                                   Stephen Walker

Director of Umpiring WDFUA                                      President - WDFUA

Coaching Notes

2nd Coaching Notes for 2020

Training Plan

Training while season has been postponed

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