Monthly Archives: October 2013

Our Yarrawonga Chapter

Another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is VFL umpiring history was put in place at the Yarrawonga golf club this week, when heritage certificate number 40 (field umpires) was presented to Alex Mackenzie, son of George James Mackenzie.  George was appointed to his first game of VFL football […]

By |October 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

AFLUA Life Member Allan Cook wins gold in Brazil

Congratulations to AFLUA Life Member Allan Cook, who won gold at the World Master Championships in Brazil over the weekend.

In fierce weather conditions, Allan was crowned Word Champion in the 1500m race for Mens over 50.

What an outstanding achievement!

By |October 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Life member and grand final umpire passes away

Long time supporter of the AFLUA Cliff Green passed away last Thursday aged 81 after a brief illness.

Cliff umpired the 1965 and 1968 grand finals in a career that spanned 12 years between 1961 and 1972. Cliff umpired 201 games including 7 finals.  Cliff was a regular at recognition […]

By |October 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

AFLUA announces partnership with Goodlife Health Clubs

The AFL Umpires’ Association is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Goodlife Health Clubs to be included as part of it’s Member Benefits Program.

Goodlife Health Clubs was established in 2002 and has now become one of Australia’s fastest growing gym networks, with 66 locations across the nation. […]

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

AFLUA Life Member Allan Cook wins silver

Congratulations to AFLUA Life Member Allan Cook, overnight, he won silver with an impressive time of 2:03:01 in the 800m final of the World Masters Athletics Championships in Brazil. He will now compete in the 1500m heats on October 24.

Great effort Allan, well done and good luck!

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

AFL umpire Jordan Bannister retires

The most prominent player to umpire pathway umpire, Jordan Bannister today announced his retirement from the AFL umpires panel for work and family reasons.

Jordan was finding it difficult to juggle the demands of full time employment, supporting family and umpiring.  “Something just had to give, the demands were not […]

By |October 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Long serving umpires announce retirements

Three more umpires have announced their retirement since the curtain closed on 2013. Stephen McBurney finished his career on 402 games and is now joined by boundary umpires Justin Bennison and Alan Zanich.

Justin has transferred his employment to the far North Queensland destination of Townsville.  “The opportunity to enhance […]

By |October 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

A Night Out with the Salvation Army

Article written by: AFL Boundary Umpire – Graham Bergroth

Most people believe that they do not take life for granted but if you really want to put that thought to the test, spend a night out supporting the great work of the Salvation Army providing food, blankets and engaging people […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|News|0 Comments
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