Monthly Archives: April 2014

Newly updated AFL umpire profiles

The AFL Umpire profiles are now updated on the AFLUA website.

Please click on the following links for each discipline.





By |April 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Round 6 – Shorts

Tasmanian based goal umpire, Mark Ensbey umpired his first AFL game yesterday when he lined up in the Western Bulldogs v Adelaide match, becoming the 337th goal umpire to umpire an VFL/AFL match.

Mark originated in Queensland and played for the Ispwich Eagles in the Southern Queensland Football League.  When […]

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    A good decision: Steve McBurney mentors next batch of Southern Football League umpires

A good decision: Steve McBurney mentors next batch of Southern Football League umpires

Please click here to view an article from The Leader newspaper.

By |April 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The quiet man stands the test of time

Elite sportsmen and women are driven by many factors. They are all high achievers hungry for sustained success, to prove that their first victory or moment was not a fluke.  Some like David Dixon are also driven by a fear of failure.

David will become the seventh goal umpire in […]

Round 5 – Shorts

Here is a quirky one to start this weeks observations.  Did Ben Ryan not hear the call from Luke Hodge yesterday which meant that the coin had to be tossed again or was it that the coin tosser used a “lucky coin” with two heads?  Either way there appears […]

Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal

The AFLUA through the Jeff Crouch Foundation donated $5445 to the Children’s Hospital appeal on Good Friday. The foundation was established by the association as a remark of respect to life member, Jeff Crouch who was the Good Friday Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal Director for 20 years. Jeff umpired […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Life Member, Laurie Foley passes away

Laurie, passed away on Good Friday aged 80 after a brief illness. Laurie began his umpiring as a field umpire with the VFL reserve grade competition in 1954. He joined the VFL senior panel in 1957 until his retirement in 1966. Laurie was association treasurer in […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

After eight seasons, Chris reaches 150 games

It has been almost a decade of umpiring AFL footy, but upon reflection, Chris states, “it has gone pretty quick.”

Chris began his umpiring career in the VFL in 2003, alongside fellow AFL boundary umpires, Damien Cusack and Gerard Large. “We have such a good group of boundary umpires, it […]

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