Monthly Archives: July 2013

Umpire Shorts – 30 July

Field umpire, Jacob Mollison reached his 100 game milestone in Friday night’s blockbuster between Essendon and Hawthorn. Jacob, was promoted onto the AFL senior list in 2008 after a whirlwind career through the Albury umpires and the VFL. Jacob umpired the VFL senior grand finals in 2006 and 2007 […]

The quiet man reaches 200

It is not very often that you come across a man in this day and age who is simply prepared to let his performances do the talking. However, for the past 10 seasons that is exactly what the gentle giant, Justin Bennison has done. He seeks feedback from his […]

Partners Function

The partners of our Melbourne based AFL umpires came together for a night out. The Precinct Hotel in Richmond was definitely the place to be on a typical cold Melbourne night beside a cosy warm fire.

It was a great chance for the ladies to catch up, have a drink […]

By |July 30th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Veteran Don Cooke clocks up 1000 games

AFLUA life member Don Cooke has taken 44 years to accomplish the feat, last weekend he participated in his 1000th game of AFL football as a player or umpire. Don’s 1000th was memorable in that he played in the back pocket for the Coburg super rules over-47 team […]

By |July 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Footballs For FIDA

Colin Newcombe, loyal supporter of the AFLUA and current umpire in the Colac district, is driving a fundraiser to assist the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA). FIDA provides and oversees a football competition for people with intellectual disabilities. Please see a caption of Colin’s reasoning and details for his […]

By |July 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Umpire Shorts – 22 July 2013

Field umpire Shane Stewart achieved his 100 game milestone in the Richmond v. Fremantle match on Sunday.  Shane began his umpiring career in Tasmania in the Southern Tasmanian Football League umpiring his first VFL game as a 16 year old which, by today’s standards, is very young indeed.  Shane […]

Knee injury ends umpire Ray Chamberlain’s year

AFL UMPIRE Ray Chamberlain will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a kneecap fracture, but the senior whistleblower is committed to returning in 2014.

Please click here to view the following article from the AFL.

By |July 22nd, 2013|News|0 Comments

Where are they now?

Often in football umpires are remembered for the highlighted error or an idiosyncrasy rather than for their contribution to football, umpiring and the AFLUA.  There is no truer statement about our latest interviewee in our series of “where are they now” than occurred to Phil Waight.  Television commentator the […]

By |July 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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