Key information for junior umpiring is outlined below. All umpires in South Australia must hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). Uniforms can be conveniently ordered directly from our suppliers and delivered straight to the umpire's address. Familiarity with the withdrawal process after accepting an appointment is essential. Training plays a pivotal role in an umpire's development, and priority is given to those who actively attend and participate in training sessions
The SANFL Junior Competition is governed by match conditions tailored for player development. Progressing from modified rules to AFL laws, our framework ensures a safe and enjoyable environment. Umpires are expected to understand the match conditions applicable to their appointed age group.
The Fair Play rule is applicable to age groups Under 12 to Under 15, and umpires appointed to officiate in these grades should be acquainted with this regulation.
Game day resources offer valuable support to umpires, addressing both pre and post-match requirements. Coach ratings play a vital role in providing feedback on coaches for our junior competition team, and umpires should be familiar with the scoring and feedback process. The coach rating system plays a vital role in cultivating a positive match day environment, while scoring enables the SANFL to pinpoint behaviour deemed unacceptable in our Junior competition.
Accurate recording of leave is crucial in determining weekly appointments; umpires who fail to complete their leave may find themselves without suitable umpiring appointments. Umpiring fees, fixed at the start of each season, are disbursed to the umpire's nominated bank account via OHQ on a fortnightly basis.
The Laws of Australian Football provide clarification on the intricacies of an Australian Football match, with the goal of achieving the following objectives:
(a) ensuring fair play and fostering a spirit of true sportsmanship, and
(b) mitigating injuries to players participating in a match to the extent reasonably attainable, recognising that Australian Football is a body contact sport.
For the latest edition of the Laws of Australian Football, you can download it by clicking on the link below:
Enhance your umpiring knowledge with our diverse range of educational materials. Explore the AFL Learning Management System (LMS) to access a variety of courses that you can conveniently complete at home. Our Education section will feature valuable links to videos, aiding your comprehension of modified rules and laws specific to SANFL Competitions.
In alignment with the SACE Community Learning framework, SANFL Umpiring offers a recognised Community Development program affording students the chance to earn 10 SACE Credits at Stage 1. Umpires are expected to adhere to the SACE Community Learning outline, submitting the necessary evidence to the SANFL Umpiring Department to fulfill the SACE assessment.
For further information on acquiring 10 Stage 1 SACE credits, refer to the details provided below:
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