The YRUA is dedicated to the training and development of all our umpires. We are a diverse Club who love keeping fit and enjoy the challenge of umpiring a fast-paced game of football. AFL Umpires play a key role in the most popular sport in Australia and YRUA are proud to be a part of this iconic Australian Institution.
The Outer East is a football and netball league based on the Outer Eastern Border of Melbourne, covering the councils of Yarra Ranges, Cardinia, Casey, and Murrindindi. Outer East is responsible for growing and developing both Australian Rules Football (AFL) and Netball across the region.
Yarra Ranges Umpires was also previously know as Dandenong Ranges Junior Football League (DRJFL) Umpires Association and also Yarra Valley Mountain Districts Football League (YVMDFL) Umpires Association. In 2003 Yarra Ranges Umpires was formed as these Leagues became one under Outer East. Go to our Honour Rolls and Games Boards page to find out more and meet our Committee below!
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.
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 Outer East League and Clubs.
Brad has been with the YRUA for 11 years and has officiated in 9 Senior Grand Finals across multiple League’s 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.
Shannyn joined our Executive Committee in 2021 to be our Association Secretary. Shannyn is an experienced Umpire who has also worked as an Auskick coach for the past 3 seasons. She is a busy Mum who is actively involved in the local community, working with youth and people with disabilities.
Jim has a degree in Business and Sports Science and is an experienced, actively registered Yarra Ranges Umpire in our Outer East competition. He started as a green shirt Junior with the Association and we are excited that he has joined our Committee for 2022. Jim is a multiple Grand Final Umpire and has umpired more than 250 games with Outer East.
Lindsay has a degree in Business and Phycology and is an experienced, actively registered Yarra Ranges Umpire. Lindsay is also currently the Outer East Junior Umpire Development Coach. Lindsay started as a green shirt Junior with the Association and has progressed through the ranks and is a multiple Grand Final 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.
We are recruiting men, women, boys and girls that are interested in the great game of AFL. Whether you want to be a Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire, out on the field we're all one team. Find out about all the benefits of being part of Yarra Ranges Umpires and officiating in the Outer East Football League.
We are looking for sponsorship partners who want to give back to their local regions by helping our Association develop and promote umpiring in the great game of AFL.
During the football season, across both junior and senior competitions in the outer east, our Association provides Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires to over 80 games – each and every weekend - covering 31 towns in the Yarra Valley and Outer East.
It’s a fantastic way for our valued partners to give back to their local community and be seen by spectators each and every weekend throughout the footy season!