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Getting in touch with the WRFL umpires (and even becoming an umpire) is as simple as a phone call, an email, or the click of a button! Read More

Our Values


Values are important. They dictate thinking and they dictate performance and focus. In 2013 the umpiring body decided as a group what they would like their five core values to be and as an umpire, we strive to deliver on these in everything we do. Read More



The WRFL Umpires Association would like to thank the following major sponsors for their support in season 2021. Read More

About the Association


The WRFL Umpires Association began its life as the Footscray District Football League Umpires Assoication (FDFLUA) in 1931 when the league was formed. For 69 years the organisation represented umpires in the former FDFL and, when the league changed its name to the WRFL in 2000... Read More

Life Members

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Life Membership of the WRFLUA is awarded to members of the Association annually, and only if nominations are received. A maximum of 2 inductions can be made per year, and a minimum of 10 years service as a member plus a significant contribution to the Association during that... Read More

Hall Of Fame


The WRFL Umpires Association honours past and present umpires, administrators and officials in its Hall of Fame. Read More


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WRFLUA Hall of Fame Legends. Read More

Executive Committee


The executive committee manages the day-to-day operations of the WRFLUA and work with the WRFL to manage umpiring in the western region. Read More



By being a Member of the WRFLUA, you help support the association. Gold Members also receive entry to all social events during the year for free. Read More


Social Calendar


2018 Presentation Night

The 2018 Presentation Night will be on Friday 6 October at Hotel 520. Read More


2016 Presentation Night

The 2016 Presentation Night will be held on Friday 7 October at The Club Caroline Springs. Read More

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2016 Mid Season Dinner & Reverse Draw

The 2016 Mid-Season Dinner will be held on Saturday 25 June at 501 Receptions in Footscray. Read More


2015 Presentation Night

The 2015 WRFL Umpires Presentation Night is a wonderful way to let the hair down, celebrate the year's successes and acknowledge the achievements of our peers. Read More

Hanmer Herald


Issue 3 - June 2017

The third issue for 2017 has been published. Read More


Issue 2 - May 2017

The second issue for 2017 has been published. Read More


Issue 1 - April 2017

We begin with some good news. Both Harry Spurling and Edmund Mitchell were head-hunted and are now elsewhere in the newspaper industry. Privacy laws prevent us from divulging that one is out west and the other one is Inverleigh. Two new inspiring writers were interviewed and... Read More


Issue 4 - September 2014

What do you do when you go to the MCG as a spectator? First you get a surprise text message from your cousin who lives in Canberra and you haven’t seen for about 5 years. Then you find out that they are in Melbourne for the week to deliver a lecture. Next, via another text,... Read More


Issue 2 - June 2015

Welcome to the second issue for 2015. Thanks again must go to the two main editors, writers, managers, reporters and gophers in Harry Spurling and Edmund Mitchell. The first issue went over like a lead balloon and hardly cause a ripple within the umpiring ranks. This was... Read More


Issue 1 - April 2015

Welcome to the first issue for 2015. Thanks to the two main editors, writers, managers, reporters and gophers in Harry Spurling and Edmund Mitchell. Both these fine gentlemen decided to take up the responsibility of publishing this tripe for the second year running. ... Read More


Umpires fight back to record a win

The usual annual football game between the WRFL Umpires and the Hoppers Crossing Fireys was played at Avalon Airport Oval, Chirnside Park, Werribee on Sunday 14 September. The numbers were fantastic with about 21 players on each side. Read More


Issue 4 - September 2017

The fourth issue for 2017 has been published. Read More