Monthly Archives: May 2013

Shaun Ryan Recognised at South West Awards

Please click here to read a story that appeared in The Standard regarding AFLUA life member and five time AFL grand final umpire, Shaun Ryan.

By |May 30th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

Umpire Shorts – May 27

Justin Schmitt chalked up his 250th AFL game when Hawthorn played Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon.  Justin would agree that over the past 18 months, he is in career best form, which included two finals in 2012.

Justin, commenced his AFL career in SA in 1997 before relocating to Melbourne […]

Umpire Shorts – May 20

Boundary umpire Nathan Doig celebrated his 150th AFL match on Friday night in an absolute thriller. Nathan, umpired his first AFL game in 2005 being promoted after two WAFL grand finals in ’03 and ’04. Nathan is a remedial massage therapist by occupation and looks after some of Australia’s […]

Umpire Shorts – May 13

Round seven sees only one milestone being achieved but it is a good one!  WA based boundary umpire Alan Zanich clocked up his 150th game when he took to the field in the Fremantle v. Collingwood game at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.

Alan started his umpiring career in 1992 […]

Umpire Shorts – May 1

Milestones continue this week with boundary umpire stalwart Rob Haala clocking up his 200th game in the Carlton v. Adelaide match at the MCG. Rob commenced his career with the Southern Football League in 2001 and umpired his first AFL game in 2004. Rob, who has been Mr. Consistency […]

AFL Whistleblowers’ Field of Dreams

It’s 2005 at the MCG and Essendon is getting ready to take on Hawthorn. First-time AFL field umpire Troy Pannell is standing in front of 70,000 screaming fans.

Please click here to view the full article from the Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly.


Please click here to view an article on AFLUA Life Member Allan Cook.

By |May 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Umpire Shorts – May 8

Stephen McBurney has resumed his quest towards the 400 game milestone when he returned to AFL senior ranks two weeks ago.  Stephen, who trained 76 days straight in the lead up to the pre – Christmas benchmark fitness test, broke down with a hamstring tear on the eve of […]

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