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Umpire Appointments 2019 Round 13

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

Umpiring appointments for all matches on 20 & 21 July 2019. Read More

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Umpire Appointments 2019 Round 12

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019 at 1:12 am

Umpiring appointments for all matches on 13 & 14 July 2019. Read More

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News 2019 Hotel 520 Old School Footy Show

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Hotel 520 is Proud to announce this Year’s Footy Show ...Wednesday 7th August 6:30pm! Read More

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Social Calendar 2019 Mid Season Draw

Last Updated: May 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

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Training Umpire Appointments

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

Find out about the latest umpiring appointments here. Each week, we'll upload the latest appointments after they've been distributed on Schedula. Read More

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Rule Focus Holding The Ball

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 6:12 am

Holding the ball, the most contentious issue in AFL laws of the game since the 1880s, is classified under four scenarios by the AFL umpiring department: prior opportunity, diving on the ball, reasonable attempt and illegal disposal. Read More

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Training Training Notes

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 6:06 am

Throughout Season 2015, training notes will be regularly distributed through the website, making it possible for people to stay up to date with all training regardless of whether they are able to attend a training venue or not. Read More

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Information for Umpires Umpire Dress & Presentation Standards

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:55 am

As WRFL Umpires, we are paid to do a job, and to do that job properly we must look and act professionally at all times. Presentation and our dress and bearing, including arriving and departing from games, is of utmost importance. Read More

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Information for Umpires Boundary Umpire Positioning Guide

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:52 am

Positioning is assisted by having awareness and anticipation in reading and following play. Positioning is the key in ensuring good and correct decision making. Read More

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Information for Umpires Boundary Umpire 101

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:49 am

Get up to speed with the basics of boundary umpiring with this Boundary Umpiring 101 guide prepared by boundary umpires coach, Leigh Rowbottom. Read More

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Training Information for Umpires

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

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About the WRFLUA Our Values

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:29 am

Values are important. They dictate thinking and they dictate performance and focus. In 2013 the umpiring body decided as a group what they would like their five core values to be and as an umpire, we strive to deliver on these in everything we do. Read More

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Grand Final Records 2016

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

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Boundary Kai Abela Robert Hill Riley Kane Jordan Wiltshire
Goal Trevor Budge Christine Gent
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Become an Umpire Umpiring Roles

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:49 am

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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Who Can Be An Umpire? Goal Umpiring

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:49 am

The goal umpire decides on and records, all scores in an Australian football match. The goal umpire career path provides a chance to umpire at AFL level, as VFL State league Senior Squad goal umpires officiate in all AFL Melbourne based matches. Read More

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Who Can Be An Umpire? Boundary Umpiring

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:47 am

For those who enjoy running or want to learn about the game, boundary umpiring is ideal. Boundary umpires are responsible for making decisions to whether the ball is in play, as well performing the boundary throw-in. VFL State League Senior Squad boundary umpires officiate in all AFL Melbourne based matches. Read More

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Who Can Be An Umpire? Field Umpiring

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:43 am

Field umpiring is a challenging and rewarding activity, field umpires take control of 36 players and call the shots on the big stage! Read More

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Become an Umpire Injuries & Safety

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:15 am

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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Become an Umpire Academies

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:13 am

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, boundary and goal umpires joining the umpiring ranks through this channel. Read More

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Become an Umpire Uniforms & Equipment

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 at 4:13 am

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

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Umpires Wanted

The WRFL is seeking umpires for season 2016. Read More