Umpiring SANFL Juniors

SANFL Juniors, which starts with a modified rules game for under 8s and goes up to under 17.5s, is one of the largest metropolitan junior footy competitions in the nation and where most umpires in South Australia make their mark.

When will I be umpiring?

All SANFL Juniors matches are scheduled either a Friday night or Sunday from late April until September. If you’re just starting out, you’ll be allocated to the younger age groups at first until you gain enough skills, fitness and confidence to progress to older age groups.

Training Locations for SANFL Juniors

Umpire training arrangements for Season 2023 are currently being finalised and will be updated in due course.

How much will I earn?

Depending on the age of the competition you are officiating for, match rates for field umpires can range between $45 and $116.

How often do I need to train?

Umpires are expected to attend all scheduled weekly training & coaching sessions.  Trainings are not held during public and school holidays.

What does a training session involve?

Training sessions mainly include knowledge and skills components, with some fitness.

How do I register as a SANFL Juniors umpire?

Once you’ve completed the Basic Umpiring Course, you will be provided with details on how to register as an Umpire.
You will also be on our newsletter list to receive further information.

How do I get started?

The first step towards becoming a Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire is to get yourself enrolled into one of our free 2-hour Basic Umpiring Courses.

There are several scheduled throughout the year at various locations across metropolitan Adelaide.

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