If you love footy, you’ll love being an umpire. You always get the best view of the action. It helps keep you fit, you get to be part of a team and you can learn leadership skills that you can take with you when you walk off the ground.
The AFL has developed a Trainee Umpire support program that aims to assist someone learning the skills of umpiring to develop in a safe and welcoming environment.
Umpires will be supplied with a Trainee Umpire vest to wear on top of their umpiring uniform. This alerts players, coaches, officials and spectators that the umpire in learning.
Mentors from the trainee umpire’s community group will provide support so that they have someone to share their experiences and ask questions.
The AFL believes that football players can be successful umpires at all levels of the game, either whilst they are still playing or once they conclude their playing career.
There is vast experience gained playing the game that will allow the player to umpire to make excellent decisions during matches.
Umpiring is also a great way to stay involved in the game you love.
For More Information
For more information on how you can join the Wide Bay Umpiring team contact Luke McIntosh on 0488 290 794 or click here to visit the Wide Bay Umpires Association website.