In Term 1, OLMC in partnership with AFL Umpiring Academy delivered a five week training sessions involving students in Year 8 and 9s.
The training sessions focused on the skills and knowledge of being an AFL Umpire.
All our students completed the course and have the opportunity to umpire junior games in local leagues on the weekends, making pocket money and staying fit at the same time
Another experience unique to the AFL Umpiring Course is the opportunity to umpire AFL Auskick Grid matches at halftime of fixtured AFL matches.
Last weekend five of our graduating students of the AFL Umpiring Course participated in the AFL Auskick Grid matches at the the Western Bulldogs v Essendon game at Marvel Stadium.
This experience provided an opportunity for the students to showcase the skills and knowledge learnt in the course in particular, decision making, positioning and controlling play.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and additional opportunities are planned for later this month.