The VAFAUA is the association for umpires within the Victorian Amateur Football Association competition. Based in our rooms at Elsternwick Park, we work to create a safe and fun environment for all members, to progress the interests of umpires in general, and to promote umpiring as a key part of the football landscape.
The Umpires Association also promotes good citizenship, with umpires from diverse backgrounds and covering all ages. We particularly welcome our increase in female members, with representation right throughout the grades and umpiring disciplines. We seek to give back to the community, with umpires volunteering their time to officiate FIDA and National Inclusion Carnival matches, and participating in an annual blood drive. The VAFAUA is a GoodSports club, and is a signatory to the Responsible Gambling Foundation 'Love the game' charter.
With strong support from the VAFA community, a great team of coaches and a culture dedicated to helping every individual to become the best they can be, the VAFAUA truly is 'The Place to Umpire'.
The VAFAUA Awards Cocktail Evening (formerly Pre-Finals Dinner) will be held this year at the River Room, Crown Entertainment Complex on Thursday August 16.
This cocktail evening will feature a live band and dance floor, awards, milestones, and we will celebrate our life members.
Ticket prices for members remain at $90, which this year includes beer, wine and soft drink all evening, with those under 18 at $65.
We had many members bring guests last year, and we'd love to see even more this year. To encourage this even further, we've reduced the price for a member's first guest to $90, with further guests at (the still discounted) $100.
To advise of a guest or any dietary requirements, please contact Lionel Katz - firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACE is a compulsory event for all umpires. As such, the umpire's ticket fee ($90 or $65) will be deducted from all umpires in the August pay run.
Any apologies for this event MUST be received prior to 5pm on the 27th of July, with no exceptions available due to our venue contract requirements.
This event is a wonderful celebration of our year, and we look forward to welcoming you all to our Awards Cocktail Evening!