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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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The Fundamentals

Umpiring is all about attitude and dealing with people. If you have the right attitude, always strive to get the most from yourself, and deal with people in a professional, respectful and courteous manner, then your life as an umpire will be a thoroughly enjoyable one. 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

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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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In Profile

Ever wondered how those people in white out in the middle of the paddock got to doing what they're doing? Well... here's your chance to find out. Read More