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Welcome to the WRFL Umpires

An increasing number of young people, male and female, are choosing to be part of our great game as field, boundary or goal umpires. Umpiring is exciting, fun, great for fitness, and offers the best seat in the house! Read More

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2017 Pre Season Planner

Welcome to Season 2017, which marks the change from Scovell Reserve to Hanmer Reserve, Seddon. Training starts on Monday 13th February, 2017. Read More


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WRFL Update and 2017 Registration

2 Jan 2017

Following discussions between the WRFL, Umpires Director Mark Westgarth and the WRFLUA, the following has resulted: Read More

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WRFL Umpire Shorts - Jan/Feb 2017

13 Feb 2017

As pre-season nears, we take a quick look about what's been happening in our umpiring circles. Read More

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Development Recruiters Wanted

28 Nov 2016

We are looking for people interested in visiting schools, athletic and other organizations to promote both female and males to take on umpiring in 2017. Read More



Holding The Ball

Holding the ball, the most contentious issue in AFL laws of the game since the 1880s, is classified under four scenarios by the AFL umpiring department: prior opportunity, diving on the ball, reasonable attempt and illegal disposal. Read More

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Grand Final Records

Remember who umpired the Division 1 Seniors Grand Final in 2014? What about 1946? In this section, you can find out the match results for every senior (18+) grand final, as well as who umpired it, since 1931. Read More

In Profile

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Adrian O'Donnell

Field Umpire

One of the most distinguished and longest serving umpires in the WRFL, Adrian O'Donnell is a name that, over the past 20 years, has become synonymous with senior football in the WRFL. He was inducted into the WRFL Umpires Hall of Fame in 2014 and became a Life Member in 2003. He... Read More