THE Bendigo District Cricket Umpires Association is targeting recently-retired players and parents who have regularly officiated junior games to help boost their ranks for the coming season.
The BDCUA held its annual general meeting last week where Larry Wust was reappointed as president for a fourth term.
Peter Williams has taken on the role of umpire co-ordinator, replacing Paul Abbott who didn’t seek reappointment.
Addressing the meeting, Williams said he aimed to build a closer relationship with the umpires group and the 10 Bendigo District Cricket Association clubs and also have consistent interpretations across the first, second, third XI and under-18 competitions.
Any aspiring umpire can contact Williams on 0421 641 445 or go to the association’s Facebook page.
All umpires will receive free training, which includes a mentoring system of having an experienced umpire help them in their first few games.
Ongoing training will also include attaining level two accreditation and obtaining a Working with Children certificate.
The 2018-19 BDCA season will hit off in October.
Sandhurst goes into the season as the defending first XI premiers after capturing its first flag since 1979 in March when it defeated Strathdale-Maristians by four wickets.
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