AFL Victoria is pleased to announce Cameron Nash as the new Head Coach of Umpiring.
Nash will be responsible for the management, coaching, recruitment, development and related appointments of all field, boundary and goal umpires for AFL Victoria managed competitions, carnivals and other events, including the Peter Jackson VFL and TAC Cup competitions.
He will also play a leading role in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for this critical component of the umpire talent pathway, while ensuring it is aligned with the AFL National Umpire Plan.
Nash arrives at AFL Victoria from AFL Queensland, where he performed a similar role as Umpires Coach/Manager.
He also has experience at community level as the head of umpiring at the Eastern Football League for a number of years.
State League and Talent Manager John Hook said Nash presented as the standout candidate after an extensive recruitment search.
“This a role that requires experience in all aspects of umpiring, from coaching, recruitment and strategic development, and Cameron’s work with both community and state league competitions will be invaluable,” Hook said.
“Umpires in the TAC Cup and VFL provide the talent pool for the AFL Umpires Program, making their development critical to ensuring the standard of umpiring at the elite level and in the second tier competitions remains high.”
“With Cameron’s experience at community level, he is also well qualified to help talented umpires make the step from community competitions into the state league environment.
Nash assumes the job that Keven Mitchell held for almost 24 years, and said he would look to build on the achievements of Mitchell and his team.
“They’re obviously big shoes to fill but I’m looking forward to working with the many talented umpires in VFL and TAC Cup umpiring squads and continuing their development.”