Community Umpiring Round As Season Resumes

After an unexpected week on in round three due to Covid-19, round four of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, South West Football League resumes this Saturday and Sunday, with five crucial matches.

The South West Football League and the SWFL Umpires Association have been on the front foot with the Community Umpiring Round, backed by the AFL, which recognises the important role of Umpires and Match Day Officials.

In the SWFL, 101 Umpires are required each weekend to official in the 18 matches that make up the League, Womens, Reserves and Colts competitions.

Earlier this year, numbers looked dire, but the Umpires Association have been extremely active in promoting umpiring and recruiting which now sees 42 registered Field Umpires, a massive 58 Boundary Umpires and 22 Goal Umpires, amounting to 122 Umpires in our League, one of the strongest representations ever.

The SWFL is one of very few Community Leagues in Western Australia that has Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires appointed to the competition.  Since 1957 when the League was formed, 757 Field Umpires, 705 Boundary Umpires and 272 Goal Umpires have officiated matches, with a full history of every umpire listed on our Website.

Thankyou to the Umpires, past, present and future.

A presentation will take place before each League fixture this weekend.