Officials

A game of American Football as played here in WA requires five on-field officials per game, plus one person on the ‘down marker’ and two more on ‘the chain gang’. As such, Gridiron West always has a need for more dedicated individuals to take up the difficult job of being a match official. Training is provided and we will progress you through the different officiating positions as you learn the rules and how to read the game.

Officiating is often thought to be an unglamourous task but it can be a great way to get close to the action and get involved in gridiron. There are opportunities to move up through the ranks too starting with junior football, then the GW senior competition before moving onto the interstate games and possibly even international events such as the Gridiron World Cup.

If you are interested in joining Gridiron West as an official please contact Tom Marshman, head of the WA chapter of the Australian Gridiron Officials Association (AGOA).