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250 FOR BASTICK

17 Aug 2019

Congratulations to AFL boundary umpire Adam Bastick, who will umpire his 250th senior game tonight when he officiates the Fremantle and Essendon game. Adam has been a part of our group since 2006 and this milestone is a great reward for the dedication and resilience that Adam has demonstrated over a long period of time. The manner in which Adam has continually improved his umpiring

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YOUNG WOMEN MAKING WAFL HISTORY

15 Aug 2019

Congratulations to field umpire Gabby Simmonds and goal umpire Chloe Wright who will both be making their WAFL league debuts in the game between East Perth and West Coast on Friday night. This is a significant milestone for WA football, as it will be the first time in history that a female has umpired a league game in field, and will therefore also be the

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UMPIRE PERSPECTIVE: STATE WOMENS 18’s

10 Aug 2019

When I heard my name get called out as the WA goal umpire for the NAB AFLW 18's National Championships, I couldn’t believe it and, to be completely honest, I didn’t start to believe it until the night before I flew out to Queensland. I was ecstatic that I was given such an amazing opportunity. Joining me on the trip were field umpires Gabby Simmonds

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UMPIRE PERSPECTIVE: STATE 16’s

09 Aug 2019

Blake Evans, Jason Gibb, Lleyton Jose, Mason Zappavigna and myself were privileged to represent WA at the National 16's Championships in Queensland in July. Cam Douglas also attended as a field umpire coach. After arriving at Brisbane Airport, we met our bus driver and headed to the Gold Coast where we were based for the week, along with other umpires, coaches and officials from around

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MARTO TO HANG UP THE WHISTLE

01 Aug 2019

Field umpire Alex Martin has announced that season 2019 will be his last one as an umpire down at WAFL. After 15 years and currently sitting on 170 league games, Marto will go down as one of the best umpires to umpire on the panel. Hailing from the East Fremantle district, Marto has shown that age really does improve some things, with his umpiring getting

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ROUND 17 DEBUTS

31 Jul 2019

The WANFLUA wishes to announce and congratulate three umpires who will be making their league debuts this weekend. On the field, Lachie Fahey-Gilmour will be making his league debut when he umpires the game between Swan Districts and West Coast on Saturday. Hailing from the Swans Districts juniors, Lachie has been a consistent umpire over the past couple of years who has recently taken his

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UMPIRE PERSPECTIVE: STATE 18’s

29 Jul 2019

Luke Graves, Chad Smith and myself were given the opportunity to represent Umpiring WA at the Men’s National 18's Carnival in Melbourne. The week-long carnival gave the three of us an insight in what it takes to get to AFL level. During the week we got to umpire two games – one down in Geelong at GMHBA and one under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

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450 GAMES FOR MARGETTS

26 Jul 2019

Congratulations to WANFLUA Life Member, current WAFL Manager and AFL field umpire Dean Margetts, who will become the third WANFLUA member to umpire 450 games this weekend when he officiates in the game between Sydney and Geelong on Sunday. Hailing from the Perth Demons district, Dean joined the WAFL panel in 1998, made his league debut the following year, and was appointed to the 2000

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200 AFL FOR BRETT DAGS

12 Jul 2019

Congratulations to AFL boundary umpire and WANFLUA life member, Brett Dalgleish, who will this week umpire his 200th AFL game when he officiates in the West Coast and Collingwood game tonight. Brett is one of the most consistent umpires in the country, which has resulted in his outstanding achievement of being in the top five umpires for the past two seasons. Brett's hard work and

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150 FOR TWO STALWARTS

05 Jul 2019

Congratulations to goal umpires Steve Gaensler and Sam Hunter who will both umpire their 150th league games tomorrow in the match between Swan Districts and East Perth. Goose, has been part of the group for 17 years now, having started his WAFL career as a field umpire. Like one of his fine wines, he keeps getting better with age - last year he umpired his

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