The Bendigo District Cricket Umpires Association is looking for new faces.

WITH cricket season fast approaching, the Bendigo District Cricket Umpires Association is looking for more umpires.

It is already one of the largest groups of its kind in Victoria, but president Larry Wust said there is always room for new faces.

Wust was reappointed as president at the group’s recent annual general meeting, while Peter Williams takes on the role of umpire coordinator.

“Peter will not only be focusing on a closer relationship with all the ten BDCA clubs and the umpires association but also boosting the ranks of the umpires,” Wust said.

The BDCUA’s current membership of more than 40 umpires allows the majority of the 40 games over any given weekend  to have two umpires officiating.

Wust says anyone with a love and understanding of cricket who may have aspirations to umpire is encouraged to contact Peter on 0421 641 445 or go to the BDCUA Facebook page.

All new umpires will receive ongoing training as well as attaining level two accreditation which is fully subsidised by the association.