Two high-profile football officials have lost their roles as part of a restructure.
AFL North East Border umpire and operations manager Mark Bywater and AFL Victoria football development manager Jeff Chandler were informed on Tuesday.
"Jeff joined AFL Victoria at the beginning of 2005 and during his time worked to support the game across both Victoria and NSW," an AFL Victoria statement said.
"Jeff has been a key driver of the Auskick and coaching programs and has also made a significant contribution to the V/Line Cup and academy program.
"We wish Jeff all the best in the future and we will continue to engage with key stakeholders to ensure all development needs are met in the short term whilst we work on implementing an improved football department model."
Chandler's role was one of a handful made redundant across AFL Victoria.
Meanwhile, AFLNEB's umpiring fraternity has undergone a massive shake-up with three positions now created following an extensive independent review.
Conducted by Rick Del Monte, 37 recommendations were suggested with a full-time umpire coach-development officer, umpire operations and project officer and an umpire high performance manager (contract, not full-time) implemented.
"It's quite clear from the review and our feedback from the review we needed to be more specific around coaching," AFLNEB regional general manager John O'Donohue said.
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It's quite clear from the review ... we needed to be more specific around (umpire) coaching.AFLNEB regional general manager John O'Donohue
"The umpires therefore will have more one-on-one feedback and utilise video analysis, so it's about getting better outcomes."
Brenton Pool was last night introduced to umpires as high performance manager.
Boasting a Bachelor of Sports Science and a Master of High Performance Sport, Pool outlined a scheduled training plan for 2020.
"It's an exciting time and there's quite a significant investment in umpiring," O'Donohue said.