Life Member Passing: Bill Holst

Sadly the SANFLUA advise that Life Member Bill Holst passed away at Ashford hospital last Sunday, March 17th at the age of 83.


Bill was a highly regarded field umpire with the SANFL, Glenelg SW panel and various Country panels for more than 20 years. He was awarded life membership in 1976.


Bill was an active member of the association, a well-respected umpire with a wry sense of humour and a mischievous streak and he loved a laugh. His death notice in the paper of Wednesday March 20 (and today) – appropriately captures the loss that Bill’s family are feeling. Bill was also a keen supporter, time keeper and volunteer with the Glenelg Football Club.


His funeral is to be held on Friday March 22nd at 3 p.m. in the Hyson Chapel Centennial Park Goodwood Road Pasadena. Bill will be sadly missed and his contributions to umpiring in South Australia are acknowledged. Condolences to the family.


Matthew Cummins – President (SANFLUA)