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Basic Umpire Course – Registration

Job No: SANFL42
Location: Adelaide, SA


SANFL is responsible for Umpiring appointments across multiple competitions.  These include, SANFL Juniors, SANFL Schools, Inclusive Programs and Men's & Women's Competitions from U16's through to the Hostplus State League.

Each weekend, more than 130 field, boundary and goal umpires officiate SANFL State League matches, with another 300 umpires officiating in the SANFL Juniors Competition.

When do I need to be available?

The season trypically runs April until September with fixtures spread across Friday night, Saturday morning and all day Sunday - you will be able to nominate your availability each week.

SANFL Juniors Umpires are committed to attend training regularly.  Trainings are held ) on Monday nights from 6pm-7pm across multiple locations.  If you have concerns about your availability you can discuss this with your appointed Umpire Coach.


The SANFL Basic Umpires Course provides an entry opportunity for all new Umpires to the learn the foundations of Umpiring. On completion of the course an Umpire will begin in their local junior league with more than 400 football matches officiated by SANFL across metropolitan Adelaide each week. Country participants will be supported with connecting in with their local country league.

Umpiring provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with the footy community, and can even lead to fantastic employment outcomes.  We are proud to currently have 17 South Australian Umpires in the AFL system, all have come through this SANFL Umpiring pathway.

Courses are held throughout the year on multiple dates and are updated regularly in the registration form.  To register - complete the form below.

DHS Working with Children Checks

All SANFL Umpires and Umpire Coaches are required to hold a current DHS Working with Children Check
If you do not have one, please visit:

**If you are applying for a DHS Working with Children Check to Umpire SANFL Juniors please select Volunteer check.**  If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact





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