If interested in umpiring with the Adelaide Footy League for the first time in Season 2019, please contact Umpire Manager Colin Rowston on 0434 547 904 (mobile) or at firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Important dates in 2019
Wednesday February 27 (5.40pm-6.30pm) – 3km time trial for field and boundary umpires at Adelaide Uni Loop
Wednesday March 13 (5.40pm-6.40pm) – First training session for U18 and new goal umpires at Adelaide Uni Loop
Monday March 18 (5.40pm-6.40pm) – First training session for all other goal umpires at Adelaide Uni Loop
Wednesday March 27 (5.40pm-6.30pm) – 3km time trial for field and boundary umpires at Adelaide Uni Loop
Monday April 1 – Training commences at Park 25
Saturday April 6 – Round 1 for all divisions of men’s football
Saturday April 27 – Weekend of round 1 for Division 3 and below of women’s football
Saturday May 4 – Weekend of round 1 for Division 1, 1 Reserves and 2 of women’s football
Saturday June 8 – June long weekend bye round, State Game
Saturday June 20 – Bye weekend for Division 1, 1 Reserves and C1 men’s football
Saturday August 17 – Weekend of U18 girls’ grand finals
Saturday August 24 – Weekend of Division 3 and below of women’s grand finals
Saturday August 31 – Weekend of Division 1, 1 Reserves and 2 of women’s grand finals
Saturday September 14 – Division 2 and below men’s grand finals
Sunday September 15 – U18 boys’ grand finals
Saturday September 21 – Division 1, 1 Reserves and C1 men’s grand finals
Friday October 11 – End of season presentation dinner
2019 Adelaide Footy League season
Training venues – Adelaide Uni Loop (February-March), Park 25 (April-August), Thebarton Oval (September)
2019 Adelaide Footy League trial games
2019 SANFL Women’s
2019 umpiring coaching staff
Umpiring Manager – Colin Rowston 0434 547 904 (mobile) or email@example.com (email)
Umpiring Coordinator – Peter Angel 0427 770 419 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
Umpires Trainer – Susan Stevens
Field Umpires Coaches – Tony Symons (fitness coach), Greg von Einem (1st years coach), Mark Braunack, Sam Colella, John Morrison, Craig Trewartha, Lincoln Smith, Anthony Wesley, Richard Williams, Darcy Wright
Boundary Umpires Coaches – Neil Rankine (head coach), Blake Emmins (fitness coach), Anthony Brattoli, Frank McHugh, Ray Roberts, Rick Starkie
Goal Umpires Coaches – Steve Chrysochoos (head coach), Joe Buselli, Gary Coombes, Bill Dart, John Kitto
Commonly asked questions
What is the difference between a panel, recreational and club umpire?
A panel umpire trains and attends coaching sessions regularly (at least once a week) while a recreational cannot attend training and coaching sessions regularly. Both panel and recreational umpires are appointed by the League with the match fees for panel umpires generally higher than those for recreational umpires. When there are not enough panel or recreational umpires available to be appointed for games, the clubs must find their own club umpires and are paid at the discretion of the club.
What are the match fees for umpires and how are the umpires paid?
Trial game fees are the same for all grades – $100 per field umpire, $60 per boundary umpire and $50 per goal umpire (both clubs contribute half each the amount of the fees each). Umpires are paid in cash after the game by clubs for trial games and via EFT by the League for minor and major round games (clubs will be invoiced separately by the League). The various minor and major round fees can be found at http://www.adelaidefootball.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Umpire-Fees-2019.pdf
What are the uniform requirements for an umpire?
Field and boundary umpires are expected to purchase an on-field set of shorts, shirt, wristbands and socks with the set of cards. Acme Thunderer whistles are the only acceptable whistles to be used. Field and boundary umpires are also expected to purchase a polo shirt and jacket to wear to and from games. Goal umpires need to purchase a shirt, rain-proof jacket, trousers and cap to wear on-field and a polo shirt to wear to and from games (if cold, goal umpires can wear their rain-proof jacket to and from games). There are flags available to purchase if goal umpires do not have them. To try on sizes and order, an umpire can visit the Sports Centre at 142 Port Rd Hindmarsh. To see what is available, visit http://www.sportscentre.com.au/products/buy-online/adelaide-footy-league-umpires
What is the process for making a complaint about an umpire’s performance?
Contact Umpiring Manager Colin Rowston via email (email@example.com) or phone (0434 547 904). Make sure the complaint contains legitimate concerns about an umpire who goes against what is expected of them (expectations can be found in the Umpires Manuel or in the Umpiring Interpretations Video). If the complaint is seen to be pointless whinging, it will not be taken seriously.