Awarded to the best umpire on each of the three Development Squads umpiring in their first season.
This award replaced the Most Improved Development Panel Umpire award in 2012.
2012 Hayden Gavine Lachlan Rayner Sam Walsh
2013 Pat Burns Kieran Ferguson Matthew Dervan
2014 John Howorth Sam Stagg Kate Griffiths
2015 Leighton Rowe David Park Cameron Milich
2016 Cameron Dore Chris Williams Pat Dwyer
2017 Sam Ferguson Joel Davis Sian Atkins
2018 Josh Ball Matthew Crowley James Rizio
2019 Shamus Dundon Corey Malcolm Thomas Gath