WDFUA

DOU Message

Precedence set for season 2022:

I would like to welcome all running umpires, committee, and members to season 2022. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the committee for again giving me this opportunity to be your director of umpiring and field coach and entrusting me in these positions.

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:

Welcome to season 2022 

PRECEDANCE SET AT START OF SEASON:

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

  • Attend/participate in 70 % training (50 training night. Attend minimum 35) commence Monday 21st February and finish August 10th
  • Attend 70% of coaching sessions every second Wednesday night (11 sessions. Attend minimum 7) These sessions will commence March 23rd and finish August 10th
  • Attend 70 % discussion nights post training on the ground. Commences March 30th to August 3rd (10 sessions. Attend 7)
  • Coaching sessions will be available on the web page fortnightly (to be put up in the days following Wednesday training/coaching sessions)
  • Your umpiring Ability
  • Attitude/Ethics towards the association: this includes dress code to games
  • If have work or travel commitments, we will discuss. This does not put you out of the running for senior grand finals.
  • NAMES MUST BE IN THE ATTENDANCE BOOK PRIOR TO TRAINING AND YOU MUST BE TRAINING. SHEET TAKEN AT 7PM

PHILOSOPHY:

“WITH A CONSISTENT, TRANSPARENT AND FAIR APPROACH, I WANT TO HELP YOU BECOME THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE, THAT DOESN’T MEAN I CAN MAKE YOU THE BEST”

 

THE COACHES GAME PLAN:

  • Work as a team
  • Obvious free kicks to be paid
  • The ball player to be protected
  • Let the game flow.

 


Coaching panel:

DOU/Field coach: Nicole Downie

Boundary senior : Nathan Hoy

Boundary Junior/BUMP assistant: Caitlin Kavanagh

Goal: yet to be filled (seeking expressions of interest if you know of anyone)

Goal Assistant: Pat Nolan

Track Supervisor: Cris Fitzhardinge

Junior mentors:               Alana Bellman, Kyle Hutchins, Dylan Denaro and Anna Wilkinson.

(These young mentors will assist with BUMP training and be the go to face for young members

Pre-season games will be starting soon. Please let me know of your availability once these commence. This is a great chance for me to see where your level is at, attempt new things and also assess your fitness levels