The SPJFC have been supportive of the umpire talent pathway over a long period of time.

In 2003 Darryl Sinclair was appointed as Umpire Development Coach at the WAFC in a casual role and due his involvement at the Stingrays provided the club with an opportunity to promote umpiring in a positive manner. Darryl then became the State Umpires Coach which provided our club a greater insight to umpiring.

Since those times the Umpiring path way has been taken by many of our former players who have gone on to umpire at District, WAFL and AFL level.

WAFL                                                        AFL
Luke Burrows                                          Richard Hepinstall
Charlie Coates
Blake Long
Kyle Sinclair
Ryan Sinclair
Beau Wardman

We are always looking for Year 8-12s who are interested in umpiring Auskick, Modified and Youth grades. Great fun and good pay! Contact Dion Bidner on 0422 183 141 or visit for more details.