Umpire4Fun Program

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Join Team Green and become an Umpire4Fun participant in 2024!

What is the Umpire4Fun program?

The Umpire4Fun program was created to develop and nurture umpires at grassroots level across community clubs in Queensland, aimed at participants 12 years and above to get involved in umpiring.

The program focuses on learning the fundamental skills of umpiring and developing knowledge of the game.

Umpires are recruited to join their local club as club umpires and officiate Junior fixture games at their home venue throughout the home and away season, including U8 Mixed, U9 Girls, U9 Mixed, U10 Mixed and U11 Girls age groups.

Club Umpire Coordinators are appointed to all clubs across Queensland to support and oversee the growth and development of individual umpires, as well as coordinate the appointments for umpires, umpire payments and uniform distribution for the program.

The Umpire4Fun program involves all umpire training, education, support and ongoing development for young and new umpires interested in beginning their umpiring journey.

Program inclusions:

  • Initial and ongoing training sessions throughout the Junior season – includes on-field sessions and online education sessions
  • 4 x on-field training sessions run at local venues close to your home club across South East Queensland to minimise travel requirements
  • Training session content aligned specifically to the fundamentals of umpiring and the Junior modified rules for U8 – U11 Girls fixtures
  • Training sessions run by League Umpire Coaches
  • Umpiring pathway opportunities for participants to transition from Umpire4Fun into Youth and Senior competitions at their own pace in the Field, Boundary and Goal disciplines

Umpires receive free of charge:

  • An Umpiring uniform (paid for by club, subsidised by AFL Queensland – includes on-field shirt, shorts, socks, hat)
  • An Umpiring handbook – outlining everything umpires need to know including modified rules for each age group
  • Match payments per game (rate set by the individual Club)


How To Register

New Umpire registration through OfficialsHQ consists of two parts: 

  1. Head to OfficialsHQ Registration and complete Steps 1-4 (
  2. You will receive an email from OfficialsHQ to verify your details (check your Junk box). This is an important step in the registration process as this verification link will expire after 72 hours.
  3. If you miss the 72-hour window – don’t panic! Go through to the login page and select “Forgot Password”. This will re-trigger the confirmation of your details email and allow you to complete the verification.
  4. Log into your account with your email address and password (
  5. Complete the relevant information including Club Affiliation, Banking Details etc. and choose your preferred discipline and League (Umpire4Fun, Field).
  6. Registration complete!

Umpires may also attend any of the AFL Queensland League Appointed Umpire training sessions throughout the year to assist in further developing their Umpiring.

Interested in getting involved? Contact your local Club and Club Umpire Coordinator now!

For more information and resources please contact Community Umpiring Coordinator, Chloe Webb.
M: 0499 777 425


Online Training Sessions

Online training sessions are provided to Umpire4Fun participants to attend on a monthly basis, and will run through the program overview, rules of the game and modified rules for the Junior football competition. 

Monday 25 March 2024 – Program Information Session
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Online Link

Monday 22 April 2024 – Online Session #2
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Online Link

Monday 13 May 2024 – Online Session #3
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Online Link

Monday 17 June 2024 – Online Session #4
(Date was previous 3 June – date re-scheduled)
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Online Link


On-Field Training Sessions

On-Field training sessions are provided to Umpire4Fun participants to attend at their local venues across South East Queensland from April to June.

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