UMPIRING IN THE EASTERN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE IN
The Eastern Football Netball League (EFNL) is the largest Australian rules football competition in Australia. The EFNL is made up of 45 senior clubs playing five senior grades, junior boys & girls competitions with ages from under-8s to under-17s and the League is anticipating five divisions of female football in season 2023. The competition reaches from Balwyn in the West to Coldstream in the East and from Noble Park in the South to Warrandyte in the North.
EFNL FOOTBALL – MORE THAN A GAME
The club provides a source of local pride, meaning and relevance. The club is a meeting place and provides a venue for fun and entertainment. It teaches family and community values. It provides a continuity of tradition, history and a sense of belonging. It teaches specific skills and in turn self -esteem and worth among individuals. It promotes participation which in turn promotes health and fitness.
UMPIRING IN THE EFNL
At the EFNL, we are committed to the continual development and recruitment of umpires at both junior and senior levels.
The EFNL’s Head of Umpiring, Peter Carey, is a lifetime umpire/coach/manager with over 40 years’ experience in coaching and developing umpires in football and basketball. He is passionate about the development of community sport and particularly strong values around club. He joined the EFNL at the beginning of the 2020 season.
The EFNL has established strong development pathway programs. These programs allow umpires to grow in their umpiring by providing the necessary steps to develop their skills in their umpiring journey through both theory and practical training.
The EFNL conducts programs that help umpires to not only make the right decisions but to cope with the match day environment. We manage a talent development pathway that can progress umpires from under 8 competitions to introduction to elite squads.
EX-Players Transitioning into Umpiring
Over recent years, the EFNL has recruited many retired players to umpiring. They have found the transition to umpiring both enjoyable and satisfying. Staying involved in the game was their priority and in becoming an umpire they remain involved on field and in the action without the hits and bumps.
Umpires are paid monthly through an automatic bank transfer.
Remuneration is tax free.
Uniform and association fees can be automatically deducted from the umpire’s match payments.
Pay rates vary from senior football to junior football and corresponding disciplines. Umpires who show a commitment and appropriate skill level in their umpiring discipline can gain selection in the finals series which sees a bonus match payment paid on top of their normal match fee.
WANT TO BECOME AN UMPIRE?
Anyone interested in becoming an umpire in 2023 (former players, beginners, athletes) contact EFNL Umpire Operations Manager, Scott Van Noordennen at EFNL House on 9762 5766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.