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Umpiring Roles

An increasing number of young people, male and female, are choosing to be part of our great game as field, boundary or goal umpires. Umpiring is exciting, fun, great for fitness, and offers the best seat in the house! Read More

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Training Locations

We encourage all umpires to train with the umpiring group as it develops great comradery and provides support to achieve your best, but the WRFL provides multiple training venues to allow all umpires to be involved. Read More



You don’t need to be fit to get started! Fitness is all relative to the level of football you wish to umpire. The higher level of football, the fitter you need to be!  Our umpires train just like other sports, so regardless of where you are starting from, you can achieve greater levels of fitness, if that’s what you want. Read More



Another great benefit of umpiring is that you will be paid for all the fun and fitness you have. Umpiring is a hobby, so it's considered tax-free, and on top of that you can do multiple games each week if you're feeling up to it! Read More

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Practice Matches

Practice matches are run by clubs at the start of most seasons. Nomination for practice matches is generally a process where you put your name down and, if a match is available, you're notified if you've been selected for that match. Read More

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Uniforms & Equipment

The WRFL Umpires are one of the few remaining umpiring bodies in Australia to wear the traditional white of Australian Rules Football umpires. While trainee umpires are provided with green uniforms by the league, second and subsequent year umpires can purchase their uniforms at training. Read More


Injuries & Safety

Safety is the most important consideration in any workplace and the football field is arguably the most important place of all, since it's deceptively easy to injure yourself if you don't prepare properly. Read More

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Practice Matches

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Appointments to some practice matches have been made pending availability checks. This document will be updated as changes are made, but please check your appointments and contact Rene or your coach ASAP if unavailable or if unsure of where you're supposed to be and when. Read More