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The Fundamentals

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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.

There are a number of key elements to umpiring. In this section, we'll discuss what separates the average umpires from the good umpires, and the good from the great. Hopefully this will help you become the best umpire that you can be.

Become an Umpire



In 2009 the WRFL, in conjunction with the AFL, launched the very first AFL Umpires Academy, run out of Mackillop Catholic College in Werribee, Victoria. After 4 years in operations, the number of umpires coming into the system at the school has tripled, with over 100 field,... Read More