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The next series of pages provides a sketch of what umpires 'do', and gives some background on the Ballarat Football League Umpires Association.
Training & Coaching
The umpires train at the City Oval Ballarat at 5.30pm each Monday and Wednesday.
The First Few Games
A new umpire is not thrown in the deep end. A mentoring and development program is in place where a new umpire is teamed with an experienced umpire for the first weeks of the new umpire's introduction to sports officiating.
Match Payments
All umpires are paid a match payment in accordance with the umpiring discipline, and the grade of football umpired.
Where Do We Umpire
Predominantly the Ballarat Football League Umpires Association provide officials to the Ballarat FL senior competition on a Saturday, and the Ballarat FL junior competition on a Saturday and Sunday.
Career Path
While most of the umpiring panel are happy to remain involved at the local level, some new umpires embark as a footy umpire with an aspiration to take their skills to the highest level achievable.
Again in parallel with football players, umpires aspire to be selected to participate in higher level games.
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