NCCUA 25th Anniversary in 2024

Are you passionate about AFL and want to make a difference on the field?

The Newcastle Central Coast Umpires Association (NCCUA), proudly affiliated with AFL Hunter Central Coast, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, and are searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our ranks across the Central Coast and Hunter regions! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your sporting journey, becoming an umpire with the NCCUA offers exciting opportunities, development, and a chance to be part of a vibrant community.

Why Umpire with the NCCUA?

  • Be part of the action: Get up close to the game, make crucial calls, and influence the flow of the match, contributing to the vibrant AFL scene on the Central Coast and Hunter Region.
  • Develop valuable skills: Enhance your leadership, communication, teamwork, and fitness through expert training and practical experience.
  • Make a difference: Foster fair play, sportsmanship, and positive experiences for players and spectators, shaping the future of AFL in the region.
  • Build a rewarding career: Umpiring opens doors to paid opportunities at all levels, potentially leading to state and national appointments.
  • Join a supportive community: Network with experienced umpires, mentors, and fellow enthusiasts across the Central Coast and Hunter Region.
  • Celebrate our 25th anniversary: Be part of a milestone year and contribute to the future of umpiring in the region.
  • Exciting opportunities for females: Benefit from dedicated AFL programs and pathways specifically designed to empower female umpires, unlocking exciting opportunities within the growing women’s AFL scene.

Training Made Easy: Central Coast and Hunter Region Options!

Umpire training is held on Mondays from 5.30pm at Paddy Clifton Oval, Long Jetty and Wednesdays from 5.30pm at Tulkaba Oval. You’ll receive expert guidance, practical sessions, and ongoing support to develop your skills and confidence, regardless of your location.

The NCCUA counts among its alumni, current AFL Goal umpire Tom Sullivan and current AFLW Field Umpire Joseph O’Brien. Not to mention, our most famous life member, retired NBN news anchor, Ray Dineen. You too can contribute to the exciting world of AFL umpiring and leave your mark on the game.

For mor information about becoming an umpire, contact:

Head Coach, Christine Burrows –

Or the NCCUA directly –

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of the action! Blow the whistle and become an umpire with the NCCUA today!

Let’s celebrate 25 years of umpiring excellence and build an even brighter future for AFL across the Central Coast and Hunter Region!