Welcome to 2022 and the SMJFL Modified Rules Competition.

Club umpires are responsible for officiating the younger (Under 8 Mixed, Under 9 Mixed, Under 10 Mixed, Under 10 Girls and Under 12 Girls Div 2,3&4) 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 volunteering your time as a Club Umpire – your role is an important one, and we have many resources to help you do your job. Handbooks and rules to download are available on this page.


Club Umpire Training Sessions

It was compulsory that all NEW Club Volunteer Umpires attend one of these sessions (session times on registration form). It is not compulsory for returning club volunteer umpires (registered in 2020) to attend an Information Session, as there are no rule chances for the 2021 Season. You are welcome to refresh your knowledge prior to the Season. However, it is still compulsory for all returning Club Umpires to Register here.


Code Of Conduct

You also need to send Doug Haworth umpiring@smjfl.com.au a SIGNED copy of the 2022 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.

Match-day paperwork

It is the responsibility of the HOME team’s umpire to submit the online version of the Competition Match Report (CMR), as soon as possible after you finish umpiring. Your club will be fined if you do not submit this form by 9pm on match day. CLICK HERE to enter Modified Rules Competition Match Report (CMR)

Please input data CAREFULLY, as wrong clubs, dates, and round numbers are time consuming to correct. Check the data on each page before submitting it. There is a drop down list of registered umpire names to select from. If your name, or the other umpires name is not listed simply select “NOT LISTED”. The SMJFL will contact with the club to find out why the Umpire is not registered.

NO Best & Fairest votes are required for modified rules matches (includes U12 Girls).

If you experienced any problems during your game with other officials or clubs please call Doug Haworth on 0432 221 322 on match day.

CLUB  UMPIRE  Competition  Match  Report  (CMR) – must be submitted by  9PM MATCH DAY.

Note: This Club Umpire CMR is for umpires of modified rules games only. Stand-in Club umpires for U11 and older competitions (who were required to officiate where an Official SMJFL Umpire was not appointed).

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.


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.