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.
Think you know all there is to know about the rules of our great game? Think again! Most of the rules we're taught by our parents and grandparents are not exactly all they're cracked up to be, and it's not until you become an umpire that you begin to appreciate this.
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.
Scovell News is the be-all to end-all of newspapers. Providing first-hand coverage of current events bold relevant and not, WRFL Hall of Fame Legend Graeme Hodgart takes us on his quarterly tour of all things white (blue and red).
The Western Region Football League Umpires Association (WRFLUA) is the association responsible for working with the WRFL to provide umpires to all WRFL matches. The association is run by an executive and is run by umpires, for umpires. It acts as a representative body to uphold the interests of umpires, as well as a social, training, advocacy, support and management organisation for umpires in the western region.
The WRFL is proud of its historical and future commitment towards umpiring and supporting the relationship between umpires and the community, and was instrumental in establishing the first umpiring academy. The WRFL continues to work with the AFL to support community football and umpiring in the broader community.