If you love footy, you’ll love being an umpire. Not only do you get the best view of the action, you also get paid for the privilege. It helps keep you fit, you get to be part of a team and you can learn leadership skills that you can take with you when you walk off the ground. They call it a job, but really, whether you’re a field, boundary or goal umpire, it might just be the most fun you can have at work.
To get in the game and become an umpire go to http://getinthegame.com.au/.
AFL North Coast has Umpire Coaches in both Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie whose role is to support and train new umpires, whilst also providing coaching for existing umpires.
Off the field, the North Coast Umpires Association has a strong social element and welcomes anyone interested in joining the ranks.
Contact AFL NSW/ACT Umpire Development Co-ordinator Emily Brown on 0435 763 351 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about umpiring, accreditation courses, or training.