In 2015, St Francis Xavier College partnered up with the South East Juniors and AFL Victoria to develop and operate a School Based Umpiring Academy. Feedback from teachers and parents of young people who take on the challenge of umpiring note a positive impact on their levels of confidence, communication and leadership skills.
St Francis Xavier College provides to students;
Why a school based umpiring academy?
Participants are registered umpires with the South East Juniors (Football League) and are appointed to games appropriate to their age and ability once they are ready for officiating junior football. Students can be appointed to any of the three disciplines of umpiring; field, boundary or goal umpiring.
In 2017, training and coaching occurs each Tuesday after school (3.30pm – 4.45pm) at the Beaconsfield Campus.
For further information, please contact Mr Timothy O’Meara (email@example.com) at the Beaconsfield Campus.