Monthly Archives: October 2014

AFL boundary umpire heads north

When AFL boundary umpire Patrick Tongue decided he needed a change of scenery for the next 15 months he didn’t mean heading north to Queensland.  He was referring to a 14,685 kilometre journey to Switzerland.

Pat’s wife, Claudine, a Swiss native has secured a job in HR recruitment and so […]

By |October 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Chelsea Roffey Churchill Fellow and story teller

As a footy fan you only know her as “that female goal umpire, whatshername? Chelsea, that’s right.  Yeah damn good goal umpire.” 

So it may come as somewhat of a surprise when you hear about her latest adventure.  Chelsea, a journalist by occupation has been inspired by storytelling for many […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Grand final umpire passes away

One hundred year old grand final boundary umpire, George (Harold) Smith passed away in Mildura on the weekend.

George umpired the 1946, ’47 and ’48 VFL grand finals.  In his time on the VFL list he umpired 145 games between 1938 and 1949.

George is survived by his wife Ida and […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Awards|1 Comment

Boundary boys still achieving great results

It is mid October and while most of our umpires are recovering from a gruelling season some have decided to continue to test themselves against the very best.

The Melbourne marathon was run in Melbourne on Sunday in what turned out to be a tough day at the office for […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Awards|0 Comments

Recognition for umps

Umpires from around the region were recognised at the annual AFL North East Border Umpire Awards held at the Commercial Club Albury last week.

Please click here to view the full article from The Wangaratta Chronicle.

By |October 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Vale John Leighton

AFLUA life member, John Leighton passed away on grand final day, aged 82.  His funeral was held in Cobden last week.  John’s son, Peter said today, his father loved his umpiring and said that he had travelled extensively with John during his umpiring days on the VFL panel all […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|News|1 Comment

Smith receives AFL Merit Award

KEVIN Smith’s outstanding service to football has been acknowledged, with the NFL umpires boss the winner of the 2014 AFL Merit Award.

Please click here to view the full article from the Northern Football League.

By |October 1st, 2014|Awards|0 Comments

Two greats announce their retirements

Three hundred and nineteen game veteran, Mark Canning has decided to hand up his flags after 21 years on the AFL list.  The announcement was made at the umpires cocktail party on Saturday night.

Mark, in his usual quiet style thanked everyone for their support over many years and indicated […]

By |October 1st, 2014|News|0 Comments
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