Become an Umpire


SANFL’s Umpiring Department is responsible for the promotion, development and recruitment of umpiring in South Australia.

SANFL is focused on attracting more umpires through initiatives that appeal to youngsters in the sport and those wanting to learn what it takes to be a great umpire.

Each weekend, more than 130 field, boundary and goal umpires officiate SANFL matches – from the Under 16 competitions through to the SANFL League competition, with another 180 umpires officiating in the SANFL Juniors Competition each round.

SANFL runs a Basic Umpires Course with approximately 250 future umpires taken through the principles of umpiring each year.

Every aspiring umpire will start off in their local junior league with more than 150 football matches officiated by SANFL managed Umpires across metropolitan Adelaide each week.

There are currently more than 1800 umpires registered with the SANFL Umpiring Department and 17 South Australian Umpires part of the AFL Umpires Squad, who all started in the SANFL Umpiring system.

Want to become an umpire?
Click here to get involved with the SANFL’s basic umpiring course

Or email Scott directly at [email protected]