NEW Riverina Umpires Association (RUA) president Mark Rowe is confident there is exciting times ahead for both the game and officials.
Rowe has taken over from Peter Ross in the top job amid a number of changes to the RUA executive and AFL Riverina’s umpire coach ranks.
Rowe, who based in Narrandera, acknowledged there is work to be done to build umpire numbers but is confident of a bright future.
“I think it’s exciting times for footy in the Riverina and we need to build on the work the AFL is doing,” Rowe said.
Rowe, who has umpired for eight years, said he will take a collaborative approach to his leadership and wants to cooperate with other stakeholders.
“Working together, we can achieve big things,” he said.
AFL Riverina chairman Michael Irons welcomed the new appointments.
“It’s great to see some new faces involved and with them brings some renewed enthusiasm,” Irons said.
“Obviously there has been some long time servants involved and their work has been appreciated and we look forward to working and cooperating with the new faces in the year ahead.”
Anyone interested in taking up umpiring in 2017 can head to www.getinthegame.com.au for more information or contact Troy Mavroudis on 0410 472 151.
Umpire Coach Manager: Troy Mavroudis
Field: Andrew Jackman
Boundary: Jeffery Gambrell
Goa: Lee Barclay
Advanced Junior Coach: Andrew Schmetzer
Development Junior Coach: Dave Waterman
Club Umpire Engagement Coach: John O'Dwyer
President: Mark Rowe
Vice President: Tim Beard
Secretary: Paul McKelvie
Treasurer: Greg Walsh
Social Committee: Wayne Sanbrook, Tony O'Halloran, Ryan Dedini