Umpires & Referees

ssoAt School Sports Officials we pride ourselves on supplying qualified umpires & referees that can competently meet the demands of school sport and recreational competitions. Our match officials are available for recreational tournaments, round-robin carnivals, weekly inter-school sport and exhibition matches.

All SSO umpires & referees are screened and appropriately qualified before they take to the field, pitch, court or diamond. We regularly assess our officials to uphold the standard of on-field performances and form a supportive, developmental environment. On top of this, all umpires & referees are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check which enables them to officiate at any location (school grounds, local sporting arenas etc.) without restriction.

Through experience, we know the standard of officiating often influences the standard of game being played. Conveying this message to our umpires & referees means they understand the importance of their role and the different officiating ‘styles’ required at different levels of competition.

Why use qualified SSO umpires & referees?


SSO umpires & referees have a thorough knowledge of the rules & competition by-laws and a wealth of experience. Using qualified SSO officials gives you peace of mind the game will be adjudicated fairly whilst the health & safety of players is held paramount. Simply put, using SSO officials will raise the bar and improve the quality of your competition.

SSO can provide umpires & referees for the following sports, and many more:

  • AFL 9’s
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross County
  • Futsal
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Social Sport
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Diving
  • Rowing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo


SSO WhistleLink is our powerful official management system. Once you’ve requested your umpires & referees we'll keep in close contact with you to confirm your match officials.

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Last modified: Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 11:13 AM