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The WRFL Umpires Association would like to thank the following major sponsors for their support in season 2015. Read More

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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


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 to better reflect the reality of its relationship to the western suburbs of Melbourne, the association also changed its name to the WRFL. Read More

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Life Members

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 time is required in order to have a nomination accepted for consideration. 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




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