Umpiring is a great way for girls and women to be part of Australian football. It provides an opportunity to get up close to the action while teaching outstanding life skills such as leadership, assertiveness and decision making.
The AFL has a number of umpire education and recognitions programs to support the growth and development of female umpiring. They are:
Throughout Australia over 10,000 umpires take to the field each weekend to officiate in matches of Australian football: of thesem over 700 are female.
Women umpires make a tremendous contribution to our great game while developing great skills that will assist them throughout life.
The establishment of junior and youth girls leagues also provides greater opportunity for young female participants to take up umpiring.
Umpires for girls' competitions can be sourced from the following groups: