Membership

Why Join?

By joining, you are choosing to help to enrich the environment and culture of umpiring at South Australian National Football League level. As a member you will receive entry to our Annual Dinner^, subsidised Social Events and be in the know about discounts and offers from our sponsors.

You will soon learn the importance of camaraderie and teamwork in umpiring and get to make some lifelong friendships. There are also excellent opportunities for you to gain experience in the organisational, management and decision-making activities of the Association through the Committee.

Read our member Testimonials to understand what motivated them to join the Association.

^Entry to Annual Dinner subject to Membership Level

Getting Started

So you’re interested in joining the Association? That’s great. We offer different tiers of membership to cater for all budgets and requirements. See which level of membership is right for you:

Click on the options below to explore your membership options.
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to compare the different Membership Levels 

This is my first year at the SANFL

If you’re a first year umpire and want to experience a taste of what the Association is all about, the First Year Academy Membership is for you (only $25)

I’m an Academy Umpire (U16’s or U18’s)

If you’re an Academy Umpire, get access to the full benefits of the Association (including Annual Dinner) with Academy (U16 & U18) Membership. This membership is subsidised by the Association (only $100) to encourage membership from umpires in development academies. You really can’t go wrong with this one!

I’m a Reserves or League Umpire

If you’re a Reserves or League Umpire, get the full benefits of the Association with Full (Reserves & League) Membership. You will get access to the Annual Dinner and everything else in-between for only $165

I’m not an Umpire but want access to the full benefits of the Association

If you’re not a Current Umpire but want access to the full benefits of the Association, the Full (Non-Running) Membership is for you (only $165)

I just want to be part of the social aspect of the Association

Don’t want all the bells and whistles that go with Full Membership, but still want to attend our Social Events* at subsidised prices and receive sponsor discounts, then the Associate & Trainer Membership is for you (only $35). *No Entry to Annual Dinner (must be purchased separately)

Membership Options

First Year Academy

Annual Dinner (drinks + 3 course meal provided)

Subsidised social events

Discounts and special offers from our sponsors

Discounted umpiring equipment (eg. whistles & score cards)

$25 annually

Associate & Trainer

Annual Dinner (drinks + 3 course meal provided)

Subsidised social events

Discounts and special offers from our sponsors

Discounted umpiring equipment (eg. whistles & score cards)

$35 annually

Academy
(U16 & U18)

Annual Dinner (drinks + 3 course meal provided)

Subsidised social events

Discounts and special offers from our sponsors

Discounted umpiring equipment (eg. whistles & score cards)

$100 annually

Full (League & Reserves)

Annual Dinner (drinks + 3 course meal provided)

Subsidised social events

Discounts and special offers from our sponsors

Discounted umpiring equipment (eg. whistles & score cards)

$165 annually

I strongly urge those umpiring football in SA to join the association. I guarantee you will get more out of it than you expect, and you will make life-long friendships along the way Theron Philp, Member (Joined 1990, Life Member 2008)

There are two options to apply for membership with the Association:

OPTION 1: APPLY

Online Application

Introducing our new Online Membership Portal. Sign Up Now in minutes to create your personal SANFLUA membership account. A membership account provides access to your own personal dashboard where you can view and update your details plus renew your annual membership.

Payment Methods:
Online Debit/Credit Card: Instantly pay your membership fee securely online using your Visa, Mastercard or American Express Debit/Credit Card.

Fee Deduction: Have your membership fee deducted from your match payments. See FAQ: Fee Deduction for more information.

OPTION 2: DOWNLOAD

Download Application

Download our Membership Application Form. Fill out and forward the application (with payment) to the Association. Please forward to: SANFLUA PO Box 7203 West Lakes SA 5021

Payment Methods:
Cheques: Please make cheques payable to SANFL Umpires Association Inc. Enclose cheques with your application form.

Bank Transfer: Transfer the nominated membership fee into our Bank Account using the Pay Anyone feature of your Internet Banking. See FAQ: Internet Banking Transfer for more information.


FAQ

What do you mean by Fee Deduction?
Fee deduction is a payment option available to Current Running Umpires who wish to have their membership fee deducted (taken out of) their match payments. Fees are deducted over a period of weeks once the season has commenced and will be visible on your weekly payslip. You must provide authority for the Association to do this by selecting the option on the application form.

What do you mean by Current Running Umpire?
If you are employed by the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) as an umpire, trainer or official you are classified as a Current Running Umpire. This entitles you to have your membership fee deducted from your match payments (Fee Deduction).

What are the benefits of Fee Deduction?
Having your fees deducted from your match payments takes the hassle out of seeing any money handed over. You can rest assured your payment will be taken care of the moment you submit your application. It is the recommended payment method for Current Running Umpires.

How do I pay by Internet Banking Transfer?
If you choose to pay by Internet Banking Transfer, you will be provided with instructions (via email) on how to transfer your membership fee to our bank account using a unique reference. You need to make sure that you are registered for Internet Banking through your banking provider. You should login to your internet banking and use the Pay Anyone feature to transfer your membership fee to the following bank account:

BSB: 805050
Account: 61397133
Name: SANFL Umpires Assoc Inc
Reference: M17 First Initial Last
For Example: M17 John E Citizen

It is important that you use this reference to ensure we can easily identify your payment. Please be aware that your reference may exceed the maximum number of characters allowed through internet banking. If this is the case, just shorten your first and/or last name as appropriate.

This is my first year at the SANFL, what membership would you recommend?
We recommend you apply for First Year Academy Membership to give you a taste of what the Association is all about. You have the option of going to the Annual Dinner (for an extra fee) if you decide you want to attend later in the year.

How long will it take for my application to be processed?
It will generally take up to 10 business days to process your application.

How will I know that my application for membership has been successful?
Upon submission of your membership application and receipt of payment (if applicable), the Association will send you an email within 10 working days to confirm your membership. Once your membership is confirmed, you are entitled to the benefits of the Association, depending on your membership level. Please note that Internet Banking Transfers may take between 2 to 3 business days to be processed. As a general guide, please allow up to 14 days from payment to receive a confirmation email.

Can I get a refund of my membership?
As a general policy, memberships are non-refundable. Requests for refunds may be made in writing and are at the sole discretion of the Committee.

What are the Terms and Conditions of Membership?
View the Terms and Conditions of Membership and Privacy Policy.