Become an Umpire


The first step towards becoming a Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire is to attend a FREE Basic Umpiring Course.

Conducted by current SANFL League Field Umpire Andrew Crosby, the Basic Umpiring Course is a 3-hour training program designed to teach the fundamental skills of becoming an umpire, and is an introduction to the umpiring development pathway.

It is designed to be used by all entry-level umpires, irrespective of age*, gender or background in the game.

*The minimum age to attend this course is 14 years of age, or turning 14 in the current year.

What to expect?

The 3-hour course will cover topics such as:

  • Umpiring Pathways
  • How much will I get paid?
  • Umpire Roles
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Positioning
  • Signals

There will also be a practical component that will cover:

  • Ball-Ups
  • Boundary throw-ins
  • Goal Flag waving
  • Signals

Upon completion, each participant will receive a Basic Umpiring Course certificate, as well as information on the next step towards umpiring your first game.

Course Dates for 2020

  • TBA Mid-January

Follow the registration link below to be notified when new courses are announced


If have any questions regarding the Basic Umpiring Course, please email Andrew Crosby directly at [email protected]