The Association we are affiliated with has decided that all clubs need to supply their own umpires each Saturday comp. With this the club will be responsible for their own umpires to be developed with mentors and work towards gaining their National C badge in umpiring. Financially this will make an impact on our club as we try each season to keep costs at minimum, especially for families who struggle financially and for families who have multiple children.  We really don’t want to raise the fees too high for these families. We as a club are trying to promote lesser fees to help children to play who want to be part of a team sport and we also are trying to encourage the community to be more active. Hence if we were lucky enough to receive this grant the money then would help to pay for development clinics etc in regards to mentoring, umpire books, whistles and when they are successful it would pay for their badges eg panel and the badge.