UMPIRES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN AFL
Umpiring is a fantastic way to get involved with AFL, whilst keeping fit and earning money.
With Australian Football in NSW/ACT growing at a rapid rate, there are plenty of opportunities around the state for people to get involved with sport and earn money at the same time.
You will be appointed to matches within your local competition. Games are held at various times throughout the weekend, so there are always plenty of opportunities to umpire
You will be provided with training and one on one coaching – so you won’t be dropped into the deep end.
Umpires are responsible for managing an AFL match both on and off the ground. To the players, coaches, officials and spectators the match in which they are participating is the most important match played that day.
SPIRIT OF LAWS OF AFL
While the laws of the game state exactly what can and cannot occur on the field of play, the Spirt of the Laws provides guidence on interpretations and the intention of the laws. Umpires must be familiar with the Spirit of the laws in order to understand how to interpret and apply the laws.
For a pdf copy of the Spirit of the Laws of Australian Football click here.