The role of the umpire is to apply the laws of the game and ensure the game is played in a safe and fair manner. The laws of the game give the umpire the responsibility to manage the game both on and off the ground.
Umpiring presents umpires with an exciting challenge and can be incredibly rewarding. Taking on a demanding task and succeeding is a great feeling – one that umpires get from umpiring a game of football well.
The game expects its umpires to:
People expect umpires to be:
In aiming to fulfill those expectations, umpires should be aware that first impressions are often lasting impressions. Behaviour and appearance are important factors.