Accreditation and Training

Panel Field, Boundary and Goal Umpires

If you are a Panel Field, Boundary or Goal Umpire you need to be AFL Level 1 Umpire accredited and attend WAAFL weekly training.

 

Club Field Umpires

1. Umpires must be Level 1 accredited as a minimum.  First step is to complete the online introductory course, This can be found at: https://umpireafl.trainingvc.com.au/ 

2. Umpires are then required to join an umpiring group to commence a traineeship. This can be either the WAAFL panel or a junior panel. The traineeship runs for a year and involves education and development sessions at training and umpiring on the weekend. Following completion of the traineeship, the level 1 accreditation is issued.

 

Umpire Observors 

The WAAFL will again be investing in the appointment of Club Umpire Observers.  The role of observers is to evaluate the performance of Club Appointed Field Umpires and provide feedback to umpires and the WAAFL.

The WAAFL Club Umpire Coordinator will have the authority to require a Club Appointed Field Umpire to attend umpire training or other remedial work to improve performance to continue to umpire in the WAAFL.  Where performance does not improve, the WAAFL can remove a Club Appointed Field Umpire from umpiring within the WAAFL.

The WAAFL Club Umpire Co-ordinator will have the authority to require a Club Field Umpire to attend umpire training or other remedial work to improve performance to continue to umpire in the WAAFL. 

Where performance does not improve, the WAAFL can remove a Club Field Umpire from umpiring in the WAAFL.

A suspended player is not permitted to act as a Club Field Umpire.

Club Field Umpires shall have attained the age of 16 years to officiate.  

 

Club Boundary and Goal Umpires

If you are a Club Boundary or Goal Umpire you do not need to be accredited or attend training.

A suspended player is not permitted to act as a Club Boundary or Goal Umpire.

Club Boundary and Goal umpires shall have attained the age of 13 years to officiate.