AFL Goulburn Murray announces the appointment of Cruze O’Shea as its first ever AFL Goulburn Murray Region Director of Umpiring (RDOU). Cruze was selected from a strong applicant group and brings a wealth of experience to the position.
Cruze is well known to the umpiring community having umpired with the Goulburn Valley Football Umpires’ Association since 2007 when he was acknowledged as best first year umpire and was the award recipient of the AFL Victoria Golden Whistle in 2008.
Cruze has umpired several Senior Grand Finals with the Goulburn Valley Football Umpiring Association and was a member of the VFL Development squad where he umpired 12 State League games.
Region General Manager Jamie Macri, acknowledges Cruze as the standout applicant who brings a wealth of umpiring experience to the position. “Alongside Cruze’s umpiring experience he has excellent administration skills which will add to the professionalism of the new position. Cruze will also promote and develop umpiring across the Goulburn Valley Region through managing recruitment and the V/Line Umpire Academy. He will also co-ordinate the Tribunal and sponsorship.”
Cruze, who will commence his role on April 1st will be the first point of call for all clubs and leagues who have umpiring questions and concerns.
Macri has welcomed Cruze to the new position, “We wish Cruze all the best in his new role and welcome him to the AFL Goulburn Murray Regional Administration Centre.” Macri is also very excited that AFL Goulburn Murray and the Goulburn Valley Football Umpires’ Association worked together to provide all stakeholders with a fantastic umpire resource. Macri also said it is an absolute credit to the Goulburn Valley Umpires’ Association for having the foresight to invest in and help appoint a Regional Director of Umpire.