We provide umpires to the AFL Outer East Football League across all disciplines and our Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires officiate every weekend in Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys and Junior Girls competitions.
The YRUA is dedicated to introducing and training new umpires and maintaining the skills and work ethic of our overall team. We are a diverse Club who love keeping fit and enjoy the challenge of umpiring a fast-paced game of football. Umpires in Australia Rules Football play a key role in one of most popular sport in Australia and YRUA are proud to be a part of this iconic Australian Institution.
The AFL Outer East (Formerly AFL Yarra Ranges) is a football and netball league based on the Outer Eastern Border of Melbourne, covering the councils of Yarra Ranges, Cardinia, Casey, and Murrindindi. AFL Outer East is responsible for growing and developing both Australian Rules Football (AFL) and Netball across the region.
Our Club is seeking to expand our numbers across all age groups and disciplines in the men's and women’s AFL outer east competitions. At YRUA you will learn the basics of umpiring by completing an introductory course and umpiring games of football in your local community. You also can achieve a nationally recognised accreditation. Once you've developed your skills and have a sound knowledge of the laws of the game, you may have an opportunity to umpire senior community matches.
Already an experienced Umpire? Transferring from another League, or wanting to stay in the Game? Awesome! We’d love to have you join our Club.
Peter has been involved in the sporting community as a Player, Coach, Manager, Umpire and administration since 1988. With a professional background in Economics, Marketing and Engineering, Peter brings over three decades of strategic business and sporting experience to The Executive and Committee.
Don is one of our most rewarded sporting identities in our Association. With over 50 Years of experience in sporting organizations across multiple disciplines, Don was bestowed the Prestigious ‘Australian Sports Medal’ in 2000.
Brad has been with the YRUA for 11 years and has officiated in 4 Grand Finals with the most recent being 2018 & 2019 Premier Division as a Field Umpire. Brad is a Professional Mortgage Broker with extensive experience in the Finance Industry. His skills are perfect to his role on the Executive.
Emily was elected to the Committee of the YRUA in season 2018 and in 2020, she was elevated to the role of Secretary. Emily is Qualified in Event Management and has a strong Administration background. Emily is perfectly suited to her role on the Committee.
Bob has been with YRUA for 40 Years and is celebrated Life Member. Amongst many other awards over the years, Bob was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious YRUA ‘John Edwards Medal’ . Bob has umpired over 600 Games and has officiated in 15 Grand Finals as a Goal Umpire
Alistair has been a member of the YRUA since 1998 and officiated in numerous Grand Finals across multiple divisions and age groups and has umpired over 500 Games. Alistair has been committee member since 2010 and is respected Life Member of The YRUA.
Ken has umpired over 700 games and has officiated in 10 Grand Finals. Ken is a previous recipient of the prestigious YRUA ‘Golden Whistle’ Award in 1985 and is also a Life Member of the YRUA.
Steve has been with the YRUA for 12 Years and has umpired over 450 games across two leagues. Steve brings a vast array of Senior and Junior umpiring experience to the Association and is a highly respected figure throughout the AFLOE League and Clubs.