HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Ross CAPES

Year Inducted 2004

UMPIRE: 1971-82

GAMES: 275, including eight WAFL grand finals

HONOURS: Inaugural member of WAFL Umpires’ Association Hall of Fame; Life member WAFLUA; No. 1 field umpire of WAFLUA team of the Half-century (1953-2002)

Very good technically, Ross Capes also won the respect of the players by his conduct on the ground.  Always looked after the ball player and had a sense of humour.  Retired in 1982 and spent three years as the WAFL umpire’s coach.