Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-11-17

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English

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242748

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/605787

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Centre Circle with Mark Noonan MILESTONEAVENUE: ROUND 7 TimKimber: League field debut, Districts v Palmerston. HaydenKelly: 100th league umpiring game. JoanneWood: 50th U18 goal umpiring game. Ben Long: 50th boundary umpiring game. Please remember before you yell at an umpire on theweekend, especially in junior games, that if crowd abuse continues it will result in no umpires in any juniormatches, similar towhat is happening inmost leagues aroundAustralia SUPPORTINGAFLNTUMPIRING I n the first six rounds of football you would have seen a lot of first year umpires umpiring in the field, boundary and goals in the green mentoring uniform. Most of them are in the under-12s, U14s and youth girls on a Friday night and a few are running the boundaries and goals in the U18s andwomen as a part of the AFLs National Umpire Mentoring Program. The last few Friday nights I have been horrified by the amount of destructive and/or abusive comments towards the green shirt umpires at juniormatches. While thematchmanager and I spoke to these adults about their comments and behaviour, I thought a bit of re-education of the football public in the 2012-13NTFL season aboutwhat the AFLs National Umpire Mentoring Program is overdue. This program is an umpire education and development program that aims to use experienced umpires tomentor new and inexperienced umpires. Under the programnewand inexperienced umpireswear a green coloured shirt to signify that they are learning their craft and are being supported by amentor. Yes, thatmeans theywill make somemistakes just like the players as they are learning their particular umpiring discipline craft. Wecanallmake a contribution to the success of thementoring programand thedevelopment of umpiring andoverall quality of thegame. Good COACHES know the laws of the game and are good rolemodels for their players. As a coach you should try andmeet the umpires before the game and respect the decisions they make during amatch. Good PLAYERS know the laws of the game and show respect for the decisions umpiresmake during a game while focussing on helping their team. Good PARENTS or SUPPORTERS encourage their team, know the laws and understand and respect the role the umpire plays in the game. So please remember before you yell at an umpire on theweekend, especially in junior games, that if crowd abuse continues it will result in no umpires in any juniormatches, similar towhat is happening inmost leagues around Australia. Therefore, whowill umpire these games and give the kids a safe game of football? Will it beYOU? AFLNTUmpiresRecruitment:AFL Northern Territory is recruiting people of all ages (13-plus) to give umpiring a go, especially ex-footballerswanting to give something back to the game. We havemore than 25 umpireswho havemoved interstate over the dryseason. So, if youre interested in giving umpiring a crack in field, boundary or goal, call the AFLNT on 8980 4811 during business hours or come down to TIO StadiumNo. 2 on Monday orWednesday nights from 5.40pm. P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 7 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 5 0 4 C O L O R : C M Y K INSIGHT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au INSIGHT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Centre Circle with Mark Noonan MILESTONEAVENUE: ROUND 7 TimKimber: League field debut, Districts v Palmerston. HaydenKelly: 100th league umpiring game. JoanneWood: 50th U18 goal umpiring game. Ben Long: 50th boundary umpiring game. Please remember before you yell at an umpire on theweekend, especially in junior games, that if crowd abuse continues it will result in no umpires in any juniormatches, similar towhat is happening inmost leagues aroundAustralia SUPPORTINGAFLNTUMPIRING I n the first six rounds of football you would have seen a lot of first year umpires umpiring in the field, boundary and goals in the green mentoring uniform. Most of them are in the under-12s, U14s and youth girls on a Friday night and a few are running the boundaries and goals in the U18s andwomen as a part of the AFLs National Umpire Mentoring Program. The last few Friday nights I have been horrified by the amount of destructive and/or abusive comments towards the green shirt umpires at juniormatches. While thematchmanager and I spoke to these adults about their comments and behaviour, I thought a bit of re-education of the football public in the 2012-13NTFL season aboutwhat the AFLs National Umpire Mentoring Program is overdue. This program is an umpire education and development program that aims to use experienced umpires tomentor new and inexperienced umpires. Under the programnewand inexperienced umpireswear a green coloured shirt to signify that they are learning their craft and are being supported by amentor. Yes, thatmeans theywill make somemistakes just like the players as they are learning their particular umpiring discipline craft. Wecanallmake a contribution to the success of thementoring programand thedevelopment of umpiring andoverall quality of thegame. Good COACHES know the laws of the game and are good rolemodels for their players. As a coach you should try andmeet the umpires before the game and respect the decisions they make during amatch. Good PLAYERS know the laws of the game and show respect for the decisions umpiresmake during a game while focussing on helping their team. Good PARENTS or SUPPORTERS encourage their team, know the laws and understand and respect the role the umpire plays in the game. So please remember before you yell at an umpire on theweekend, especially in junior games, that if crowd abuse continues it will result in no umpires in any juniormatches, similar towhat is happening inmost leagues around Australia. Therefore, whowill umpire these games and give the kids a safe game of football? Will it beYOU? AFLNTUmpiresRecruitment:AFL Northern Territory is recruiting people of all ages (13-plus) to give umpiring a go, especially ex-footballerswanting to give something back to the game. We havemore than 25 umpireswho havemoved interstate over the dryseason. So, if youre interested in giving umpiring a crack in field, boundary or goal, call the AFLNT on 8980 4811 during business hours or come down to TIO StadiumNo. 2 on Monday orWednesday nights from 5.40pm.