Umpiring since 1988, Ongerup Football Association's Herbie Hart will umpire his 1000th game of football this Saturday (May 18, 2019).
Herbie has not only just umpired in the WA Country Football League but also has been a player achieving 150 League games with the Narrogin Railways in the Upper Great Southern League.
Turning 65 this year, Mr Hart has had the privilege of umpiring in the Upper Great Southern Football League, Great Southern Football League, Ravensthorpe and Districts Association and currently in the Ongerup Football Association. In 2000 and 2003 in the GSFL and 2015 and 2017 in the OFA, he was awarded the Umpire of the Year award,
Herbie suffered a serious knee injury in 2014 leaving him on the sidelines for the season. This obviously didn’t set him back as he was back the next year and even won Umpire of the Year.
Herbie plays a huge part in our umpiring team for the West Australian Country Football League and we congratulate him on a massive milestone this weekend.