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Umpire College

What it's about: 
The Flames Umpiring College is a collective of like minded young and developing umpires under the guidance of mentors and umpire coaches from the various clubs in the Zone. Established in the summer of 2013, the College has three guiding principles:
  • To attract new umpires to the sport from within the Zone
  • To educate umpires and develop the standard of umpiring across all levels of hockey in the Zone
  • To foster a community of open engagement and interaction between umpires within the Zone
Beyond these pillars of the College, the Zone is also committed to furthering the broader awareness and understanding of umpiring amongst parents and players within the Zone. To this end we will continue to offer periodic information sessions, open Q&A nights and rules based seminars throughout both the winter and summer seasons.

Upcoming Events:

Wine & Cheese Q&A Night:
All parents and players are warmly invited to an open Q&A night hosted be renowned Premier League and national umpires Scott & Keeley O'Reilly. The event will be hosted at Melbourne High School on Monday 19th May @ 6.30pm. The format is purely an open forum for engaging some of our most experienced umpires on all those questions that never seem to be satisfactorily answered! 
  • Unicorn Pavilion, Melbourne High School (next to the football field)
  • 6.30pm start
  • Cheese platters provided, wine available over the bar 


The college is open to all interested umpires connected to the Flames region. Please fill out your details in the form below and you will be contacted by the Zone Umpire Development Officer shortly. If you have any queries please address them to

Flames Umpire Registration

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