2022 SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
Does your business/organisation needing exposure? Or you looking to support our association?
Sponsorship Packages are more affordable than you think!
Just like any local community sports club; our major source of revenue is generated from membership fees and donations received from generous individuals & businesses. These funds are then reinvested into the SFUA for the benefit of all members and in turn, football umpiring throughout Sunraysia.
If you're interested and needing more information contact our Sponsorship Manager Brendan Payne via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For anyone that's interested in doing Mildura Weir parkrun 👇👇
It's free to join! Click here to register - www.parkrun.com.au/register/?section=form
You might see a few of us umpires there 😎
#parkrun #fitnessgoals #preseason #sfuaSaturday is parkrunday! 🥳
Get your weekend off to a great start along our beautiful riverfront. It will be a pleasant 24*C at 8am, great for walking or running.
🙋♀️ 7:50 First Timers' briefing
🏁 We leave at 8am!
👩👧 Keep children U/11 within arm’s reach OR bring a parkdog on a short leash 🐶
🚳 No bikes or scooters
⬅️ Keep LEFT at all times
📱 We are now permitted to scan barcodes from your phone
👷♀️Thank your awesome vollies! Better still, have a go at being one!
COVID SAFETY AT PARKRUN:
📲 Scan in using the QR code
🏃♀️➖🏃🏽♂️Keep your distance
😷 Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
Let us know if you’re celebrating a milestone & we will give a shout out in the run report!
See you tomorrow!
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Training is conducted on Monday and Thursday evening from the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club Carpark (Hugh King Drive, Mildura VIC 3500) 6.00pm – 7.00pm approx. Pre-Season training starts Thursday 3rd February
Past, present and new umpires most welcomed to join!
Feel free to join Mildura Weir parkrun if you're wanting to start your pre-season earlier 😎
Look forward to seeing you all then!
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Moving forward meetings have taken place between the SFNL, AFL Sunraysia and the SFUA and it is expected that the role of an umpire manager will continue into season 2022. I would also like to point out the SFUA is essentially in a rebuilding phase and like football clubs I believe our best chance of long-term success the focus needs to be recruiting and developing younger umpires. For this to happen I am asking the football community to be patient as like young footballers, mistakes will be made and they will be made often. Umpires, especially young umpires, need support and constructive feedback, not criticism.
Lastly, I would like to make a comment on the purpose of community football and what I believe is a necessary conversation regarding the distribution of wealth across country football/netball. This is even more needed as our community recovers both socially and economically from the impacts of COVID 19
Considerable effort is made by committee members of football clubs to raise funds so that football clubs are able to operate. Revenue sources include and are not limited to the charging of memberships, admission prices, sponsors, access to Government grants, the sale of food and drink at the canteen and the selling of alcohol. All these monies contribute to the funds needed for a football/netball club to operate.
After the rent and power is paid, a large sum of that money is paid to very few male footballers for their services on a Saturday afternoon.
Now people will argue that umpires get paid for their service and that is true. However, both male and female participants across all ages have the opportunity to earn the equal amount of money as an umpire, across all three disciplines, as their male colleagues. Does the SFUA need to do better in recruiting and supporting female umpires? The answer is absolutely yes.
Now the question I pose is whether football/netball clubs across the country offer the same opportunity to earn the pay as a senior male footballer?
Does a female netballer or footballer have the same opportunity to earn income as does her male counterpart?
Is it okay for a football/netball club to have access to a Government grant for financial assistance to upgrade club facilities, then with the other income sources, fly a male footballer interstate and pay them to participate in a game of football?
Why should a local business sponsor contribute funds to a football club so that money can be spent paying male footballers?
The fact is that some and most of that money spent of male footballers could and should be spent in different ways.
For example, paid administrators within leagues and football/netball clubs to lessen the workload of volunteers. Reduce membership fees and uniform costs for families to enable their children to participate in football or netball, and yes, more trained/accredited and better supported umpires across all grades of football and netball.
Our National game does not only belong to the service of men, it belongs to the whole of the community. The focus must shift from winning premierships to that of participation and development especially for our younger members of our community who have sacrificed the most over the last 18 months
Afterall the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
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I admire your efforts to look to the future, promote greater participation equality and most of all in putting the discussion on the table. For a club its about winning, for an umpure group it is more about survival and ensuring the ability to give all clubs, the leagues, and the spectators the best opportunity of a quality and competitive competition. Well done, hopefully a positive way forward 👍
Big shout out to SFUA Hall of Fame and Life Member Bobby Capp who is currently in Hospital recovering from a heart attack and a dose of the Covid. Get well soon Cappy and we look forward to seeing you on the boundary this year! ... See MoreSee Less
Home today Sunday 5.00pm 2/1/2022,quarantine another 8 days, thanks every one for the Best Wishes, kindest regards from Cappy
We are sorry to read this Rob, hope you are doing much better and on the road to Recovery. Take Care, All good Wishes to You. Love, Susan and Des.xx
Wishing you a speedy recovery Cappy
Hey Cappy what’s up, did you have too big a Chrissy and New Year celebration!! Get well soon ol’ fella I need to enjoy your chats again.
We are sorry to hear of your troubles Robert Capp, Hoping to hear better news soon. Do what your told, listen to those nice nurses and rest easy for we are all here for you. Even if we can not be there . Take care 00xx
Hope you recover very soon .. chin up .. you are a champion !!!!
Hope you are recovering quickly and will be playing the panio soon Steve & Jo
All the best Rabbit trap
All the best
Get well soon mate
Get well soon
Get well soon xxxx
Hope you get well soon bob