Umpiring is a great way to be involved in footy, while keeping fit and earning money.
With Australian Rules Football in Queensland continuing to grow at a rapid rate, there are plenty of opportunities around the state for people to get involved with the sport and earn money at the same time.
You will be appointed to a match within your local competition. Games are held at various times throughout the weekend, so there are always plenty of opportunities to umpire. You will be provided with training and coaching; so you won’t be dropped in at the deep end!
GET PAID TO GET FIT
Umpiring is a great way to improve your fitness. It is also a great way to improve your bank balance. Umpiring rates in Queensland vary from $35 dollars in the underage competition to over $130 for a senior field umpiring role. As you make your way up the umpiring ranks your ability to earn more and more increases.
DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL SKILLS
Umpiring can build your confidence, help you make important decisions under pressure and improve your interpersonal and communication skills. All skills you can use in other areas of your life.
Just looking to get involved with Australian Football without becoming an elite umpire? No problems! There are plenty of opportunities throughout Queensland for those umpires who would just like to have a run around on the weekend, earn some extra money and be involved with Australia’s game. Umpiring works around your work and life commitments.
Umpiring is a great way to stay active, get paid and have fun.
BE THE BEST
Are you fit, dedicated, motivated and hard-working? If you want to umpire some amazing football, then there are pathways in place to help you get to the top. Umpiring can take you around Queensland and Australia, umpiring in Regional, State and National Championships, and perhaps… All the way to the AFL.
NEW TO UMPIRING
If you are interested in becoming an umpire please contact AFL Queensland Community Umpiring Development Manager, Damien Mitchelmore: