2018 Training

2018 Training Details

Please note that training will continue to be held at Ballarat Grammar until further notice given to members. City Oval is still in construction phase and has not been released back to users just yet.

We will advise of any changes to training details as soon as they come to hand.

Ballarat Training Hub

Days: Monday's & Wednesday's
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: City Oval, Ballarat

Maryborough / Castlemaine Hub

Days: Wednesday's
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Camp Reserve, Castlemaine

Bacchus Marsh / Darley Hub

Days: Monday's
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Masons Lane Oval 2, Bacchus Marsh


Training for July

Training for July will return to City Oval for Monday & Wednesday sessions.


Change of Training Venue for Wednesday 28 June 2017

Training on Wednesday 28th June will be held at City Oval from 5:30pm.

A coaching session will be held in the Social Rooms following training.


Change of Training Venue for June 2017

Training during June will move away from City Oval and consist of the following;

Monday 5, 19, 26 June - 5:30pm - 6:30pm (excluding) Queens Birthday Monday

Ballarat Aquatics Centre

Gillies Street North, Ballarat

Please bring swimmers & towel - the association will be covering cost of lane hire.  If you wish to use other facilities you will be required to pay for that yourself.  All umpires including Goal Umpires are invited to attend.

Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 June - 5:30pm - 7pm

Llanberris Athletics Reserve

Enter York Street entrance

Please bring runners. 

# Please note that the Goal Umpires will continue to train at City Oval on Wednesday evenings - 5:30pm - 6:30pm.


Training at City Oval

Now that football season is here the BFUA training will continue Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm at City Oval.  Please ensure you wear your BFUA Blue training top.

Following the Wednesday training there will be coaching sessions and food available at the BFUA Social Rooms at the City Oval Bowls Club. 

Be your best


BFUA Post Training Recovery Stretches

To be performed post training for recovery and increased flexibility and range of motion (ROM).

This will help to prevent injury and allow for improved recovery.  Please click on the stretches link below to view stretches.



All stretches should be held for at least 30 seconds 3 x on each side for maximum benefit.

All stretches should be held to a point where a light stretch can be felt and no further.

The stretches can be performed in any order to suit your requirements.


BFUA Pre-Season Training 2017  

AFL Umpire Training for 2017 commenced on Monday 6th February 2016 at Ballarat Grammar at 5:30pm.

Training continues on Monday and Wednesday at Ballarat Grammar until further notice.

All Old & New Umpire are most welcome!  Please come prepared with appropriate running shoes, gear, cap and water bottle.  As part of the 2017 registration each BFUA member will recieve a training T-Shirt which must be worn at training and during match day warm up during the season - these shirts will be available in the coming weeks.

Please use Gate D to enter Ballarat Grammar.


Training for the Maryborough/Castlemaine based members of the Ballarat Football Umpires Association will commence as follows:

Princess Park, Maryborough – commencing Monday 13th February at 5.45pm

Camp Reserve, Castlemaine – commencing Wednesday 15th February at 5.30pm

Training will continue at Maryborough on Monday’s & Castlemaine on Wednesday’s going forward.


For further information please contact- Gary Learmonth on 5333 1977 or gary@aflgoldfields.com.au

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