SANFL Juniors, which starts with a modified rules game for under 7s and goes up to under 16.5s, is one of the largest metropolitan junior footy competitions in the nation and where most umpires in South Australia make their mark.
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.
Depending on the age of the competition you are officiating for, match rates for field umpires can range between $44 and $88.
Ideally, you should be training weekly to prepare and educate yourself to officiate in games each week. However, we understand that sometimes other sporting commitments, study, part-time work and transport can make it difficult to get to every training.
Training sessions mainly include knowledge and skills components, with some fitness.
Once you’ve completed the Basic Umpiring course and attended your first training session, you will be provided with details on how to register as an Umpire.
You will also be on our distribution list to receive further information.
The first step towards becoming a Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire is to get yourself enrolled into one of our free 3-hour Basic Umpiring Courses.
There are several scheduled throughout the year at various locations across metropolitan Adelaide.