Umpiring

Become an Umpire

A great first step towards becoming a Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire is attending a FREE Foundation Umpiring Course.

Conducted by the SANFL Umpiring Department, the Foundation Umpiring Course is a 90 minute in person session, teaching 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.

*  Umpires need to be at least 12 years old to begin

 

What to expect?

The 90 minute course will cover topics such as:

  • Umpiring Pathways
  • Umpire Roles
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Positioning
  • Signals

There will also be  practical components that will cover:

  • Ball-Ups, signalling, & communicating as a Field Umpire
  • Boundary throw-ins
  • Goal Flag waving

Upon completion, you will be provided all the information to get started in the league of your choice including how much you can expect to get paid, training venues, uniform requirements, appointment process and key contacts, ready to umpire your first game.

 

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • Saturday December 16th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Sunday January 14th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Saturday January 20th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am – Female Only Foundation Course – This one’s for the women & girls, grab your mates and come along to learn in an environment powered by our Female Coaches.
  • Saturday February 3rd | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 11:00am –We are running an extra 30 minutes dedicated to more in depth look at Boundary Umpiring (Optional)
  • Monday February 12th  | Port Districts Football Club | 4:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday February 13th | Brighton Football Club | 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday February 17th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 11:00am – We are running an extra 30 minutes dedicated to more in depth look at Goal Umpiring (Optional)
  • Saturday March 2nd | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Sunday March 17th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Saturday April 13th | Thebarton Oval | 9:00am to 10:30am

*There will be further courses hosted at Football clubs across Metropolitan Adelaide and Regional South Australia which will be added to this list as they are confirmed

If have any questions regarding the Foundation Umpiring Course, please email Umpire Recruitment, Development & Retention Lead, [email protected]

 

 

If there are no upcoming courses scheduled in your area, please complete the following EOI and a SANFL umpiring staff member will contact you to assist in beginning your umpiring journey.

https://play.afl/umpire

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