Recent passings

Cliff Heard c.1942 http://oa.anu.edu.au/ Running our infrequent check of the Ryerson index of death notices last month we noted some recent (and not so recent) passings. Each was a member of the VFLUA an...

Respect for umpires

OUTGOING AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou was instrumental in creating a zero tolerance approach on abuse towards­ umpires, according to umpire­ Stuart Wenn. Please click here to view the full article fr...

AFL Umpire Roadshow hits the highway

AFL Umpires Simon Meredith, Nick Liparota, Brendan Hosking and Adam Wojcik will visit the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay from today as part of the AFL Umpire Roadshow. Please click ...

Doig and Zanich receive achievement awards

Nathan Doig was extremely proud to receive his 2013 awards as the best boundary umpire in the AFL and his action photo from the grand final.  When asked to reflect on those achievements he said with great respe...

WA troops ready for the season proper

While our three listed field umpires in WA have only umpired six quarters of footy during the pre-season they are primed and ready to go. Veteran, Dean Margetts, who is getting ready for his 12th season of AFL ...