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State Umpire Managers Annual Conference

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State & Territory Umpire Coaches and Managers met last week in Melbourne to discuss the season just completed, and the year ahead.

The State & Territory Umpire Coaches attended for the first time and participated in sessions on umpire technique, Premier Cricket observers, other sports’ approaches, match management, mindfulness, self-assessment, television umpiring and umpire routines. The State and Territory Umpire Managers continued the discussion on current umpiring challenges and what will be expected for the next twelve months and beyond. The meeting provided Umpiring Coaches and Managers from around Australia the rare opportunity to meet face to face to discuss common issues and celebrate recent umpiring achievements. Cricket Australia Umpire Coach Ian Lock and Umpire Education Manager Richard Patterson facilitated the 4-day annual conference.