Become an Umpire

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

Conducted by the SANFL Umpiring Department, 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.

*  SANFL Juniors Umpires must be aged 14 as at 1st April 2021 (No exception)


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
Venue: Thebarton Oval

  • Wednesday December 16th 2020
  • Friday January 22nd 2021
  • Sunday February 14th 2021
  • Saturday March 13th 2021

Courses run from 9:30am-12:30pm

If have any questions regarding the Basic Umpiring Course, please email [email protected]