Due to a number of factors (predominantly a higher degree of injuries this year than last), the SFL has a number of umpires doing two games on a Saturday to overcome some gaps.
Whilst this is currently helping to fill the vast majority of appointments each week, it does mean that umpires are naturally tiring faster than they may ordinarily. For this reason, the SFL is focused on achieving three things:
1. Fast-tracking the recovery of injured umpires and getting them back into games ASAP;
2. Recruiting extra numbers to assist and continuing to transition more umpires from Boundary to Field; and
3. Incorporating additional club umpires where available to assist in the reserves games.
If you are interested in becoming a club umpire, please let me know ASAP. It can be a great way for you to be involved and make some cash in hand.
Caulfield Bears Football Club (ABN 75 829 053 231)
P O Box 121, Carnegie Vic 3163
Tel. (0407) 559 383 or 9578 3078 (AH)
Fax. (03) 9578 0024