UMPIRING = CASH, FUN AND FOOTBALL
AFLBJ are on the lookout for umpires to join our group for season 2015 and is starting the recruitment process now.
There are two levels that umpires may enter in on - Club Umpiring and AFLBJ Youth Umpiring
CLUB UMPIRES (U8s - U10s)
This is the first step of a junior umpire's career. Junior Football Umpire Program is program run by AFL Brisbane Juniors which enable participants to umpire games from under 8’s through to under 10’s at their local clubs. This program covers all the basic knowledge and rules required as well as giving basic umpire skills which will assist in doing games. The program runs over 3 sessions for approx 1 – 1.5 hours each session. The requirements for a JFUP umpire are 12 yrs or older, can be male or female, and a willingness to learn. If you don’t know the rules of AFL not a problem we can teach you. Umpiring in a non-competitive environment allows our younger umpires to develop their skills so they have a strong base for when they move up to umpiring with the League. There are also opportunities to boundary umpire during the Finals.
AFLBJ LEAGUE UMPIRES (U11s - U16s)
After a couple years doing the JFUP, you are encouraged to move up to the youth umpiring (u11’s – 16’s) through our green shirt program. The green shirt program (first year umpire) is designed so that all participants involved in the game of AFL are aware that any umpire wearing a green shirt is still learning their craft. We have specialised coaches and observers who attend games and give advice as well as administer training sessions. The requirements for a Youth umpire are 14 yrs or older, can be male or female. Umpires can earn up to $55 a game.
Participants over 14 years old may join the League group at any stage, without having to complete the Club Umpiring program.
AFL Brisbane Juniors Umpire training is once a week 6pm to 7.30pm. Training involves every aspect of the game from fitness, skills, rule updates and lectures. Attendance is only compulsory once a month, so you can balance it with your work/school or football commitments.
Like playing AFL there is an umpiring pathway from becoming a JFUP umpire all the way to the AFL. If you are good enough and set yourself that goal one day you could be umpiring at the Gabba or the MCG on Grand Final Day.
Contact: If you have any queries contact
Shane Khoo (Redland Sharks Umpiring Coordinator)
Mobile: 0402 408 944