Getting into Umpiring

Training

South West Football League Umpires train on Wednesday nights from 5.30pm at Kelly Park, and on Thursday nights at the Kelly Park also at 5.30pm.  Any one considering taking up umpiring is welcome to join.

Courses

South West Football League Umpires Association offers training courses via the AFL, allowing umpires to learn, and reach level one and level two accreditation.  A link to the training courses is below.

To select a course CLICK HERE

Umpiring Pathway

The umpiring pathway details the steps that an umpire may take in their umpiring career.

Most umpires will commence umpiring school or community junior matches before progressing up the pathway.

If you are interested in getting in the game and becoming an umpire CLICK HERE

Indigenous & Multicultural Pathway

The AFL is focused on increasing diversity throughout the game of Australian Football.

The AFL believes that umpiring offers the Indigenous and people from Multicultural backgrounds a great opportunity to enjoy getting in the game.

The AFL is supporting the growth of Indigenous and Multicultural umpiring by providing State Umpiring Diversity Academies and a specialised umpiring pathway.

If you are interested in getting in the game and becoming an umpire, CLICK HERE

Female Pathway

The AFL is focused on increasing diversity throughout the game of Australian Football.

Female participation in the game whether as a player, coach, fan or umpire continues to increase and the game is better for their contribution.

Umpiring offers an equal opportunity for female umpires to progress through the Talent Pathway.

Currently, there are three female umpires umpiring AFL football, Chelsea Roffey, Rose O’Dea and Sally Boud. Roffey reached the pinnacle of umpiring in 2012 when she umpired the Toyota AFL Grand Final.

The AFL also offers a Female Field Umpire pathway scholarship to talented State League umpires to fast track their development.

If you are interested in getting in the game and becoming an umpire, CLICK HERE

Player to Umpire Pathway

The AFL believes that football players can be successful umpires at all levels of the game, either whilst they are still playing or once they conclude their playing career.

There is vast experience gained playing the game that will allow the player to umpire to make excellent decisions during matches.

Umpiring is also a great way to stay involved in the game you love.

The AFL also offers a Player to Umpire pathway scholarship for former AFL and State League players to fast track their development. Three past graduates of this program are current AFL umpires Jordan Bannister, Leigh Fisher and Brent Wallace.

If you are interested in getting in the game and becoming an umpire, CLICK HERE

To Umpire locally in the SWFL

To discuss any of the above pathways or to become involved locally, contact SWFLUA President Jason Crowe on 0428211484 for further details.