Logan Cobras JAFC has taken out the AFL Queensland “Thanks Ump” photo competition with this great shot of the Under-11s showing off their green “Thanks Ump” Armbands
For their efforts, the club scores a shiny new Sherrin signed by the legendary Kevin Sheedy.
Thanks Ump’ Round was celebrated from May 31 to June 2 across the NEAFL and Queensland community football leagues, as a part of the Umpiring is Everybody’s Business campaign.
The Umpiring is Everyone’s Business’ campaign aims to raise awareness for the need to create a more positive match day environment for umpires, particularly at grassroots level where are there are issues with recruitment and retention rates of umpires.
It also provides the AFL community with a greater understanding and appreciation for the role of umpires at all levels of our game.
The key focus of the Queensland ‘Thanks Ump’ weekend was recognition of the contribution that umpires make to AFL.
The weekend also highlighted the role that everybody plays in creating a positive match day environment for all participants.
In recognition of ‘Thanks Ump’ weekend, umpires players and coaches were encouraged to wear green tape on their right arm and/or around their boots to promote awareness of the great work umpires do.