Club Volunteer Umpires
Registration – Club Umpire Accreditation
Welcome to 2017 everyone.
Club umpires are responsible for officiating the younger (Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 12 Girls) matches within the SMJFL. This role being performed by an accredited adult whom the players know, makes it easier for them to play the game and learn the rules in a low stress environment. Club umpires also know how to apply the modified rules which these age groups play to.
Thank you for your interest in helping your team/club as a Club Volunteer Umpire for this season.
Our information sessions for this season will be run on Wed 29th March and Wednesday 26th April. Please register for one of these sessions by clicking HERE.
We may schedule one more if we have enough interest. Volunteer umpires enroling now need to complete the following online course, then send your Certificate of Completion to the Director of Umpiring, Amanda Beet at firstname.lastname@example.org or text a copy of it to 0421 170 756 (make sure your name is on it).
NB: In 2016 some people experienced technical difficulties with the course (it “hangs” mid-course). This was mainly due to the high volume of traffic using it all at once. You can beat the crowd and complete the course early, and hopefully with fewer difficulties. If it does hang mid-course please let us know, and we will inform AFL Victoria there are still issues with it! We are currently compiling screen shots of this course in order to allow those unable to finish it to at least get the information covered.
You also need to send me a SIGNED copy of the 2017 Club Umpire Code of Conduct which you should read carefully before signing. This document is vital to your understanding of the role you are about to take on within your team.
Further resources are available via the links at the bottom of this page, most notably the link to the page with video examples and a copy of the presentation given at our earlier information sessions.
CLUB UMPIRE Competition Match Report (CMR) – must be submitted by 9PM MATCH DAY. – Not required for Lightning Carnivals
Note: The Club Umpire CMR is for umpires of modified rules games only. Stand-in Club umpires for U11 and older Ompetitions (who were required to officiate where an Official SMJFL Umpire was not appointed) can be found under Umpires >
Uniform is the Bright Yellow shirt provided by your CLUB. Please check with your club (not the league) if you haven’t got one yet. If your club doesn’t have one yet please try to wear something similar coloured such as a hi-vis workman’s vest.