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Sports Umpire

Sports Umpires officiate at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules.

Overview

Sports Umpires officiate at sporting events, such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches, by interpreting and enforcing match rules.

Day-to-day

  • officiates at sporting events to enforce rules
  • co-ordinates and directs sporting activities, and liaises with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Sports Umpire

  • You need a high level of knowledge of your sport specialisation to work as a Sports Umpire. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. Courses in officiating are often available through the relevant sporting association.

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