New/Current Umpires Coaching Session at Parallel Cup!

March 1, 2024.

The 49th Parallel Cup scheduled for this Saturday at Colonel Samuel Smith Park is already scheduled to be a full day of Footy action!

(Check out this article for further details – Parallel Cup Details)

To add to the jampacked day of action, AFL Canada Head Umpire Derek Govier will be hosting an Open Education Session for current umpires, prospective umps or anyone interested in learning more about the game.

Topics on the agenda will include:

  • Pathway to becoming a registered AFL Canada umpire.
  • Umpiring Basics (rules/phrasing/positioning/etc)
  • Information on an Umpires perspective for players

This session isnt just for Umpires, these sessions have been run in Halifax and Ottawa with great response from players in improving their knowledge around Footy!


  • Where: Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke
    • In front of the Grandstand
  • When: August 13, 2022
    • Midday start and the session will run for 30-40 minutes
  • How Much: FREE!

For further details, you can feel free to reach out to Derek at

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