Steve Wallace-Yarrow Appointed as SA’s New Umpire In Chief

Steve Wallace-Yarrow Appointed as SA’s New Umpire In Chief

Softball SA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Wallace-Yarrow as the State’s new Umpire in Chief.

With more than 25 years of involvement in softball, Steve brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the role. The role was recently vacated by long- term stalwart, Neville Lawrance, who stepped down after 17 years.

Starting out as a ‘softball Dad’ at the Gawler and Districts association, Steve soon started volunteering his time by coaching his daughters’ teams. Soon after, Steve became involved in umpiring and progressed to achieve his level 6 accreditation.

Over the course of his umpiring career Steve has adjudicated at numerous National and State-level events and acted as Tournament Chief Umpire (TCU) at many State Senior and Junior Championships and other tournaments. For more than a decade, Steve has umpired in the Adelaide Competition and is currently the Chairman of Examining on the Softball SA Umpires (SSAU) Committee.

Steve is recently retired from a distinguished career in education, having spent the last 16 years as Principal at a number of primary schools across South Australia.  He even managed to extend his softball involvement into his education career through SAPSASA.

The Board and management of Softball SA are pleased to announce Steve’s appointment, and look forward to working together to grow Softball in South Australia.


Steve Trzcinski 

Chairman – Softball SA Inc.