Kovalevs Makes Umpire History
9 December 2016  

Ashlee Kovalevs will this Saturday become the first female umpire to officiate in a WA Premier Cricket First Grade game.

Kovalevs, 23, will officiate the Round Eight Premier Cricket match between University and Melville at James Oval from 11.40am.

The Ballajura resident made her Women’s National Cricket League officiating debut two months ago.

Kovalevs first start umpiring in Premier Cricket in 2012 and won last season’s Female Competition Umpire of the Year.

She is part of the Cricket Australia Female Scholarship Officiating Programme and became a member of the WA state representative group in 2015.