THE West Australian Football Commission has announced that WAFC Life Membership will be awarded to long-serving community football identity Bruce Wainwright.
WAFC Chairman Murray McHenry said that Mr Wainwright had provided outstanding and distinguished service to WA football for more than 50 years as an umpire and administrator across junior and senior competitions since 1963.
“To umpire more than 1000 games of football and serve as a committee member of the West Australian Amateur Football League for 41 consecutive years is a remarkable commitment most worthy of recognition,” Mr McHenry said.
“I am delighted to acknowledge Bruce’s service to football with WAFC Life Membership, which he will now hold in addition to life membership of the Northern Districts Junior Football Council, WA Football Association and the WA Amateur Football League, as well as an Australian Sports Medal.”
Bruce will be formally inducted at the annual WAFC Life Members’ Association end-of-year function to be held on Monday, December 4 at Domain Stadium.
Induction to the WAFC Life Members’ Association is regarded as the WAFC’s highest level of recognition, distinct from life membership awarded by individual football clubs and associated bodies, and is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football in Western Australia.
1959 - Commenced playing junior football with Collier JFC, playing U12s to U18s
1963 - Junior umpire at Perth whilst playing U16s and U18s
1964-67 - Played Colts at South Perth FC
1980 - Coach and Manager for several teams at Norther Districts JFC
2000 - Awarded Life Membership of North Districts JFC
1963-82 - Perth Juniors, Subiaco Juniors, PSA, WAFA and WAAFL (1000 games; 500 games with WAFA commencing in 1968 and over 500 games with the WAAFL including 4 A-Grade WAAFL Grand Finals.)
1976 - Selected as WA umpire for the Australian Amateur Football Carnival in Adelaide
1980 - Selected to umpire the WAAFL v Victorian Amateur Football Association representative game
1982 - Selected to umpire the WAAFL v South Australian Amateur Football League representative game
1988 - Awarded Life Membership of WAFA
1989-90 - WAFA Umpire’s Advisor
1972-82 - Assistant WAAFL Secretary
1982-2006 - WAAFL Secretary
1976-2013 - WAAFL Committee/Board Member
1972-94 - Received weekly scores and contacted media to publish results
1972-89 - Tribunal Secretary
1972-2000 - Ground and Fixtures Sub Committee
1972-2000 - Umpire’s Appointment Board
1976-85 - State Team Selector
1980 - Assistant State Team Manager
1987-2010 - Reinstatement Sub Committee
1990-2010 - Constitution and By-laws Sub Committee
2012-13 - Competition Integrity Sub Committee
1986 - Awarded Life Membership of WAAFL
2000 - Awarded Australian Sports Medal.
2014-15 - Patron of the West Coast Amateur Football Club