Yarra Ranges Umpires Association (YRUA) is a key stakeholder in the Outer East Football & Netball League. Umpires in Australia Rules Football play a key role in one of most popular sports in Australia and our Association is proud to be a part of this iconic Australian Institution.
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. It’s a fantastic way for our valued partners to give back to the community and be seen by spectators each and every weekend throughout the footy season!
Like all other footy clubs, we want to support and strengthen the great game of AFL at the “grass roots” community level, and one of the challenges we face in doing this is the recruitment and retention of young men and women to our sport.
Through the support of sponsors, we can reduce many of the overhead costs that often make it difficult for our umpires, allowing us to channel investment into the recruitment, fitness, training, and development for our group.
We umpire over 80 AFL matches across 31 towns in the Yarra Valley and Outer East each and every weekend during the season.
Our coverage includes towns such as: Alexandra, Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Berwick, Broadford, Cockatoo, Cranbourne, Eildon, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Gembrook, Healesville, Kinglake, Millgrove, Monbulk, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren, Officer, Olinda, Pakenham, Powelltown, Seville, Tecoma, Thornton, Upwey, Wandin, Warburton, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yea!
Our various media platforms and events attract a lot of attention and games in the Outer East Football & Netball can attract crowds in the thousands, so why not sponsor us and take advantage of the traffic and the high level of exposure. We have a variety of packages and platforms available to our sponsors - from our website, APP, Blog, Training Portal, Uniforms - on & off the field, Umpire Academies & Development Camps and special events throughout the year. Here are a few more great reasons why partnering with us is a great idea for your business:
Together with our Head of Umpiring in the Outer East, current AFL listed umpire John Howorth - we are delivering fantastic development pathways for our umpires!
These pathways see our most aspiring umpires rise to the highest levels of VFL and AFL AND provide even further opportunities for sponsors to get on board, be seen and contribute to community sport.