Warrnambool & District Football Umpires Association


Season 2020

Evening everyone


Well things are still very interesting in season 2020 (without a football being kicked yet)


As you would be aware the WDFNL & HFNL are both seeking to have shortened seasons for their juniors (U18 down). 


Despite our endeavours to contact both leagues to get an understanding of what requirements the leagues would need, we are still none the wiser with either league as to what umpiring requirements they need if any. Whilst this is the situation (and not a great one) we are continuing to press ahead on the basis that our umpires will be required for the HFNL & WDFNL junior umpiring season (8 x rounds for the WDFNL & 9 x rounds for the HFNL and finals). 


We are seeking confirmation of the use of full compliments of umpires for the games (field, boundary and goals). It is our preference for the use of full compliments of umpires in the U18 games (in WDFNL & HFNL) . Subject to numbers (and where requested) we may officiate U15 games in the WDFNL 


Given this situation, can I please ask that any umpires keen to umpire in 2020 (junior games), please email/phone or send a message via Facebook as to their intention to umpire in 2020. We are keen to know numbers so that if we are required to officiate games, we can have a better understanding of our numbers and the number of games we would be in a position to officiate in 


I know this is short notice (as the HFNL starts next weekend on the 18/7/2020) but if you could respond as a matter of urgency it would be appreciated


Thank you an advance for your prompt attention and response to this email



Steve Walker 

Warrnambool and District Football Umpires Association

Ph: 0421 097 190

Nicole Downie

Director of Umpiring/Field Coach WDFUA

Ph: 0402 065 350


Congratulations to our appointed coaches for 2020

Director of Umpiring & Field Umpires coach - Nicole Downie

Track Supervisor - Gavin Sell

Boundary umpire coaches - Nathan Hoy

Goal umpires coach - David Dunn



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