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Coaching Contacts

The coaching panel for 2018 includes the following personnel:

  • Field Umpires Coaches/Observers
    • Brett Cryer
    • Paul Dimartino
    • Peter Howe
    • Bruce Pain
    • Steve Sutton
    • Bob Taylor
    • Geoff Tressider
    • René van Kuyk
    • Mark Westgarth
  • Boundary Umpires Coaches/Observers
    • Craig Gurrie
    • Henry Strzadala
    • Richard Watt
    • Maree Wilke
  • Goal Umpires Coaches/Observers
    • Rod Davies
    • Graeme Hodgart
    • Leo Keating

Academy staff are listed in the relevant academy pages.

Contact Details

The following contact details can be used to get in touch with members of the WRFL Umpires' coaching panel who form the WRFL Umpires Appointment Board.

PositionNamePhoneEmail
Director of Umpiring Mark Westgarth 0448 050 433  mwestgarth@mackillop.vic.edu.au
Field Umpires Coach Paul Dimartino 0413 270 605  pauldima81@gmail.com
Boundary Umpires Coach Maree Wilke  0417 510 894  wilke.maree.h@edumail.vic.gov.au
Goal Umpires Coach  Graeme Hodgart 0414 995 960  ghodgart@hotmail.com
Administrator René van Kuyk 0405 718 630 renevankuyk@gmail.com

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Academies

In 2009 the WRFL, in conjunction with the AFL, launched the very first AFL Umpires Academy, run out of Mackillop Catholic College in Werribee, Victoria. After 4 years in operations, the number of umpires coming into the system at the school has tripled, with over 100 field,... Read More