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The DDFUA was first formed in 1985 by a dedicated group of members and was then known as the South Suburban Junior Football Umpires Association (SSJFUA). Our members officiated all junior AFL matches in the South Suburban Regional Junior Football Association (SSRJFA).
In 2004 the SSRJFA was disbanded when the Western Australian Football Commission created the WA football district structure. Each metropolitan football District is governed by a District Football Development Council and these are affiliated with one of the nine WAFL clubs. The SSRJFA's boundaries were altered and it became affiliated with the Perth Demons. It is now known as the Demons District.
It was not until 2006 that the SSJFUA altered its constitution to reflect the change in district name, becoming the Demons District Football Umpires Association. This change allowed the Association to closely connect itself with the Demons District but efforts have been made to continue to recognise its heritage as well.
In 2015, the Association celebrated its 30th anniversary. With a burgeoning number of umpires the future of the DDFUA is definitely strong.