It took quite some time to identify many of the early association office-bearers. Actual records only went as far back as 1938 and the period from 1909 had to be researched from letters and newspaper articles and sundry other sources. There were still a number missing and for two […]
Ask anyone who has been around a while in AFL umpiring circles and they all nod in agreement, this has been the toughest start to any AFL season in living memory.
Scott Jeffery acknowledged the same after the second night of training in November following a physical session where the […]
Recently retired AFL goal umpire Troy Mavroudis has certainly taken the notion of a “sea change” to a whole new level.
Troy has left the iconic surrounds of the Gold Coast and traded it for the interior of Southern New South Wales, more specifically Wagga. Troy commenced his new role as […]
Grand final boundary umpire George Smith turned 100 years of age on 30 December. He becomes the second VFL/AFL umpire to reach the century mark.
George umpired 145 VFL matches from 1938-1949 including the 1946-1948 VFL Grand Finals. He lost three seasons as a result of service in the […]
John McNiff was an active member of the X men and the AFLUA until his untimely passing after a brief illness on Sunday December 29.
John began umpiring in 1951 with the VFL Second Eighteens. He umpired two VFL second eighteen grand finals in 1954-55. John made […]
AFL boundary Adam Coote beat a quality field and the elements to win the prestigious Burnie Gift and Michael Marantelli took out the mile event at in a rain-affected carnival at West Park yesterday
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