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The following information has been collated to help umpires who are learning or further improving their craft.

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Umpire Dress & Presentation Standards

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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Boundary Umpire Positioning Guide

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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WRFL By-Laws

There are specific ways to umpire the game at the local level. The first port of call for all rules is the AFL Laws of the Game, but in certain circumstances there are specific additional or alternative laws that need to be administered at the local level. Read More

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Boundary Umpire 101

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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Boundary Umpire Finals Ranking

With the finals rapidly approaching, many boundary umpires will be wondering about how they've travelled in 2015. Read More

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Three Boundary Umpires

Positioning and working as a team in a three-boundary umpire scenario is different to the usual two-umpire environment. This guide will help you improve your umpiring. Read More

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WRFL Modified Junior Rules

The following is a summary of the modified rules that apply to junior competitions in the WRFL. Read More

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Umpires fight back to record a win

14 Sep 2014

The usual annual football game between the WRFL Umpires and the Hoppers Crossing Fireys was played at Avalon Airport Oval, Chirnside Park, Werribee on Sunday 14 September. The numbers were fantastic with about 21 players on each side. Read More