The people of the SMJFL – Cameron Watts (Umpire Academy Manager)

Season 2018 shapes as an exciting journey for the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) and it’s Member Clubs.

Helping lead that journey are a number of new staff and board members, who will look to build on the successes of 2017 and strive to achieve our vision to be the most respected independent junior sporting code nationally.

SMJFL Media caught up with Cameron Watts (Umpiring Academy Manager) ahead of the new season.

SMJFL Media: Tell us about your role and how you’ll be of service to the SMJFL members?

Cameron Watts: My role is in 2018 will be as the League’s Umpiring Academy Manager. In this position, I will be the direct point of contact for all umpires and clubs regarding all umpiring matters. I will be driving the new umpiring academy and be the central person to retain, recruit and develop the SMJFL Umpiring body for 2018.

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SMJFL: What are some of the exciting projects you’ll be working on this off-season and in 2018? 

CW: I will be working on developing and finalising the 2018 Umpire Academy structure which will be implemented for the first time this upcoming season. The academy will aim to provide a comprehensive umpire education program which embodies the values of the organisation and the umpiring group; commitment, responsibility and honesty.

SMJFL: What are you looking forward to in 2018?

CW: I am looking forward to once more seeing the standard of umpiring increase to a higher standard and furthermore building rapports with the new first-year umpires that are joining our league.

Click HERE to register your interest in being a SMJFL Umpire in 2018! 

If you have any questions regarding umpiring or recruitment, contact Cameron at umpiring@smjfl.com.au or on (03) 9553 598