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!
The Western Region Football League is able to provide a significant amount of assistance for those seeking to become an umpire and are ready to provide coaching, training, education and accreditation by qualified, accredited umpires’ coaches. Umpiring is also a paid position, with both Saturday and Sunday fixtures available. The league welcomes males, females, former players and current players, even those without any playing experience. All are welcome to join - you’re never too young or old to start.
There are three disciplines in umpiring:
Field umpires are in control of the whole game. They make decisions on all contests and complete the official paperwork.
Junior field umpires officiate in U12 through U16 on Sunday whilst Senior field umpires officiate in U18, reserves and senior football on Saturday. Many umpire in both juniors and seniors. Find out more about field umpiring.
Boundary umpires are the judges of whether a ball is in or out of bounds, throw the ball back into play when required and return the ball to re-start the game after a goal is scored. They also assist goal umpires with scoring decisions.
Junior boundary umpires officiate in U16 on Sunday whilst Senior boundary umpires officiate in U18, reserves and senior football on Saturday. Mny umpire in both juniors and seniors. Find out more about boundary umpiring.
Goal umpires are the judges of all scores. Junior goal umpires officiate in U16 on Sunday whilst Senior goal umpires officiate in U18, reserves and senior football on Saturday. Many umpire in both juniors and seniors. In the vast majority of senior football the goal umpires umpire two games on a Saturday. Find out more about goal umpiring.