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VALE MIKE BALL

13 Dec 2021

It is with great sadness that the WANFLUA wishes to advise that on the early hours of Saturday 11th of December WANFLUA Life Member and Hall of Fame umpire Mike Ball passed away. Mike was truly a legend of WA Umpiring and the WA Football Landscape but above all things he was one of the most genuine and caring people to be a part of

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VALE MAX HALE

04 Nov 2021

It is with sadness that the committee wishes to pass on the news that WANFLUA Life Member and Hall of Fame Goal Umpire Max Hale passed away last Tuesday 26th October. Max umpired 274 League games including 3 WAFL Grand Finals; he was made a life member of the WANFLUA in 1982 and was a member of the Team of Decade 1973-1982. Max was also

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WASHY WHISTLES TIME ON CAREER

15 Oct 2021

WANFLUA Life Member, eight-time WAFL Grand Final umpire, John Devine Medallist, and WANFLUA Vice President Michael Washbourne announced during the week that he is officially retiring from WAFL Umpiring. Washy has been incredibly consistent as an elite boundary umpire since he debuted in league football in 2007. It is a career that has seen him umpire 337 League games, including eight Grand Finals, 31 league

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2021 GRAND FINAL APPOINTMENTS

01 Oct 2021

The WANFLUA would like to congratulate all umpires selected for tomorrow's grand finals at Optus Stadium. LEAGUE Field: Trent McPhee, Ben Laycock, Ryan Shelton Boundary: Jordan Russell, Ryan Kukura, Luke Graves, Ethan Lamont Goal: Steve Gaensler, Chad Smith Emergencies: Curtis Snadden (field), Christian Cutrona (goal) RESERVES Field: Lachie Fahey-Gilmour, Cory Dugan, Alex Crowhurst Boundary: Bryn Weir, Jarrad Andrews, Lachlan Mazurak, Nicholas Holmes Goal: Luke Caifano,

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LOCAL UMPS SECURE GRAND FINAL TICKETS

25 Sep 2021

Congratulations to the following umpires who will umpire the NAB Under 19s Challenge match today between WA and SA. Field: Jordan Fry, Gabby Simmonds, Lachie Fahey-Gilmour Boundary: Ethan Lamont, Lachlan Mazurak, Bailey Foulk Goal: Chloe Wright , Luke Caifano This game is the curtain-raiser to the AFL Grand Final.

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ETHAN SET FOR FINALS MILESTONE

17 Sep 2021

Congratulations to boundary umpire and WANFLUA committee member Ethan Lamont who chalks up his 50th league game in Sunday's first semi-final clash between Claremont and West Perth at Revo Fitness Stadium. Ethan joined the WAFL panel in 2017 and made his league debut the following season. He has gone from strength to strength ever since, umpiring the colt's grand final in 2018 and the reserves

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GALLERY: PRESENTATION NIGHT 2021

12 Sep 2021

Check out all of the amazing snaps captured by WANFLUA photographer Bayley Lamont at the 2021 Presentation Night at the WACA Ground on Tuesday, September 7.

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CHARLEY TO TRY HIS WEHR’S, CHRIS SPARING NO EX-SPENCE

27 Aug 2021

The WANFLUA would like to congratulate boundary umpire Charley Wehr and field umpire Chris Spencer on their league debuts this weekend. Charley comes from an athletics background and has earned his chance in league football on the back of several strong running performances in recent weeks. Charley will make his debut in the Peel Thunder and Perth clash on Saturday afternoon. Chris Spencer earns his

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DALGLEISH GETS TO 350

20 Aug 2021

AFL field umpire and WANFLUA life member Jeff Dalgleish will umpire his 350th senior match on Saturday when Brisbane take on West Coast. This achievement highlights Jeff's consistency at an elite level over a long period of time. Jeff is known as one of the hardest workers in regards to his fitness and perfecting his craft, and is a great role model for younger umpires

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MANNIX SET TO DEBUT

20 Aug 2021

Field umpire Connor Mannix will umpire his first league game this Saturday in the East Perth and East Fremantle clash at Leederville Oval. It has been a fast rise for Connor who joined the panel in 2019 and quickly progressed through to the senior squad, doing the WAFL Colts Grand Final last year. He now finds himself earning a league spot after consistently performing in

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