HISTORY OF THE SFLUA
Compiled by long-serving SFLUA member and past president, David Luttrell.
The Southern Football League Umpires Association (SFLUA), in its present form, was created in 1993 by a merger between the South East Suburban Football League Umpires Association (SESFLUA) and the Eastern Suburban Churches Football Umpires Association (ESCFUA), necessitated by a corresponding merger between their governing leagues (the SESFL and the ESCFA respectively).
The SESFLUA had changed its name the year before to align itself with the newly-named Southern Football League (SFL), such change being undertaken by the SESFL to promote the league as the premier competition in the southern region in anticipation of the Victorian Metropolitan Football League breaking the metropolitan area into four geographical regions (ie. North, South, East, West) with teams to be 'zoned' accordingly.
A brief history of each predecessor can be found by clicking the respective logo: