meet the team

this is the team of umpires that make up the executive committee of the association – they are devoted to serving our members, and to making the game we love better

Trent Thomas


Umpiring experience includes: 2021 Olympics, ABL Umpire and Crew Chief (1996-Present), Former State Director of Umpiring, MLB Opening Series 2014. WBSC 




John Bailey


Player from 1979-2001. Coach from 1992-95. Umpire experience includes: Women’s National 2008. World Master 2009, School Boys 2010, Australian Provincial Championships 2011, AYC 2012, AYC Umpire management 2013-2020, Women’s Nationals Umpire Coordinator 2019-Today. Former NSWBUA President.

Jason Spurway

Vice President

Umpiring experience includes:
State League Umpire since 2014
Rookie of the Year 16/17
State League Umpire of the Year 18/19, 19/20, 20/21
Women’s Nationals 2018, 2019
Gold Medal Plate Women’s Youth 2018
Youth Nationals 2020

Keith Layman


Umpiring experience includes: Little League National Championships, Tallebudgera – 2012, 2013. Junior & Senior League Nationals, Lismore – 2015. Australian Women’s Championships, Canberra – 2015, 2016. Wendelstedt Umpire School, Florida USA – 2017. Australian Youth Championships, Blacktown – 2017. Cal Ripken World Series, Branson Missouri USA – 2018

I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me; the umpires and the rules

Leo Durocher

Manager and member of the Hall of Fame

David Brodie

Assistant Secretary

NSWBUA Rookie of the year 20/21

Senior League Nationals 2021- Plate Umpire for Bronze Medal game, 3rd base umpire Gold Medal game.

Paul Jones

Committee Member






Matt Wagner

Little League Umpire In Chief

First Community Course 1999, Level 1 Association Course Narabeen 2004,
Umpired World Masters 2009, National U14 2014, LL, Jl and SL Nationals 2015-present, State LL UIC, LL Umpire School Williamsport 2016, SL WS Easley SC 2017, WR LL Umpire School 2019, ABF LL Umpire Instructor 2019

Jerry Cobb

Committee Member

Umpiring experience includes: State League Umpire since 2015 and Umpired the Australian Junior Youth Nationals in 2019 & 2020 (U16, U18).

Matt Carter

State Director of Umpiring

Umpiring experience includes: 1st game 10/2/96. ASC Elite Officiating Scholarship 2005. Jim Evans Umpire School 2005, Claxton Shield 2007-2010, ABF Instructor 2005-Today, ABL 2010. AJLC Coordinator 2017-19. SDU from 2018-Present.
Former Asst. Secretary, Former Secretary, Former Vice President.

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