To umpire in the Perth Football League, all Field Umpires must hold current Umpire Advanced Accreditation or be working towards achieving Advanced Accreditation. This level of accreditation is reflective of the required competency to umpire Open Age Competition.
All new Umpires are required to complete the online Umpire Introductory Course as the first level of accreditation. Please visit afl.com.au/umpires/courses to complete the course.
For further information on the Introductory, Development and Advanced courses, please contact Umpiring WA Appointment & Education Coordinator, Greg Gilbee on 0419 934 382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Umpires are encouraged to attend training for fitness, development and camaraderie. Pre-season training is at 5.45pm Monday and Thursdays at Ernest Johnson Oval, South Perth.
UMPIRE MANAGEMENT AND COACHING
The WAFC have appointed a Community Umpiring Manager who oversees the management of all community football umpiring in WA, which includes the Perth Football League. The Community Umpiring Manager is the key point of contact for all Perth Football League Clubs.
Umpire Coaches have been appointed for respective grades in the Perth Football League. The role of coaches is to evaluate the performance of Umpiring WA Panel, Pool and Club Appointed Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires and provide feedback to Umpires, clubs and the WAFC.
The Community Umpiring Manager in consultation with the coaches will have the authority to require a Club Appointed Field Umpire to attend Umpire training or other remedial work to improve performance to continue to umpire in the Perth Football League. Where performance does not improve, the Umpiring WA can remove a Club Appointed Field Umpire from umpiring within the league.