UMPIRES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL
Umpiring is a fantastic way to get involved with Australian Football, whilst keeping fit, developing people skills, friendships and earning money.
With Australian Football in WA growing at a rapid rate, there are always plenty of opportunities around the state for people to get involved with sport and earn money at the same time.
You will be appointed to matches within your local competition. Games are held at various times throughout the weekend, so there are always plenty of opportunities to umpire.
You will be provided with training and one on one coaching – so you won’t be dropped into the deep end.
Umpires are responsible for managing a match both on and off the ground. To the players, coaches, officials and spectators the match in which they are participating is the most important match played that day.
TYPES OF UMPRIES
There are many ways to get involved.
Umpiring has three disciplines – Field, Boundary and Goal. Although separate in skills and abilities these three groups of umpires work together to ensure the match is played safely and fairly.
FIELD – Field Umpires officiate and have full control of a match. These umpires continually move across a football field with the play and position themselves at all times so that they can clearly observe play. Field Umpires officate the play in line with the laws of the game and apply them within the spirit of the laws.
BOUNDARY – Boundary Umpires move along the boundary of the football field, judge whether the ball is out of bounds (or out of bounds on the full) and return the ball to play via a boundary throw in. Boundary umpires also assist the goal umpires in determining scoring shots.
GOAL – Goal Umpires are positioned between the goal posts at each end of the field. They are responsible for judging whether a goal or behind has been scored, signalling that a score has been made and recording the score.
BECOME AN UMPIRE
UMPIRING = FUN, FITNESS, FOOTBALL AND CASH
Umpiring is a fun and challenging part of AFL.
– Be appointed to AFL matches.
– Attend training sessions (at locations close to you)
– Umpire Coaches and fitness trainers provide the knowledge, skills and physical preparation required.
– Accreditiation programs to recognise your achievements and abilities.
What are the benefits?
– No charge to join
– Develop fitness and new skills.
– Match fees to provide you with an income.
– In some cases travel allowance
– Injury Protection
To get started contact
Community Umpiring Manager
0408 090 647