Female Umpires

Umpiring is a great way for girls and women to be part of Australian football. It provides an opportunity to get up close to the action while teaching outstanding life skills such as leadership, assertiveness and decision making.

Why women umpire 

Throughout Australia over 12,000 umpires take to the field each weekend to officiate in matches of Australian football, of these over 900 are female. In 2014, there will be two female umpires officiating in the AFL Competition.

Women umpires make a tremendous contribution to our great game while developing great skills that will assist them throughout life.  

Junior and Youth Girls Leagues

The establishment of junior and youth girls leagues also provides greater opportunity for young female participants to take up umpiring.

Umpires for girls' competitions can be sourced from the following groups:

  • Local umpiring group
  • Women's league players
  • Female talent academy players
  • Community football panel umpires
  • Mums, dads, brothers, friends 
  • Tertiary students

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