The AFA has judge-in-learning (JIL) opportunities at two upcoming competitions, and are calling for applications. Applicants must have completed a judge course prior to the competition they wish to act as a JIL. Applications should be emailed to the AFA and be no more than half a page in length. The application should explain how the applicant and freediving community will benefit as a result of the experience gained by applicant acting as a JIL at the competition. Applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to judging and judge development will be looked upon favourably. Unfortunately all travel, etc. costs must be borne by the JIL.

Australian Depth National Championships

There are two JIL opportunities at the Australian Depth National Championships, being held in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia from 27 to 30 August, 2015. Whilst applications from any nationality are welcome, preference will be given to Australian citizens/residents and Indonesian citizens/residents. Applications close on the 1st of June, 2015.

Pan Pacific Championships

There are four JIL opportunities at the Pan Pacific Championships, being held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 25-28 November, 2015. Applicants of any nationality are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants from Pan Pacific countries, and especially those from areas or countries where there are few experienced judges. Judge candidates who are enrolled in the judge course immediately prior to the competition are eligible to apply to be a JIL at the competition. All JILs at Pan Pacs are expected to complete the “judge refresher course” on the 25th of November. Applications close on the 1st of August, 2015.