Monthly Archives: February 2015

New executive committee sworn in

Newly elected AFLUA President, Chris Kamolins took the reins from his predecessor, Stefan Grun last Tuesday night at the AGM.

Chris will lead a new executive team of Luke Walker, Shane Thiele and Leigh Fisher.  

Chris has been a member of the AFLUA for 10 years including the last two […]

By |February 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

A young man makes a bold change

Talking to newly listed Dan Field-Read today brought back many memories of the last man I knew to change umpiring disciplines at State League level.  Evergreen, AFLUA life member, 256 AFL games and 3 time grand final boundary umpire, Allan Cook started his career in Melbourne as a VFL […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Pre-season camp for AFL field umpires

Wye River was the base for the AFL Field Umpires 2015 preseason camp conducted last weekend. In pretty surrounds about 20km past Lorne, the beach and steep hills made it the perfect place to test the physical capability and strength of the squad, whilst also providing a great opportunity […]

By |February 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Our own JR turns ninety

Life member, special award recipient and AFLUA Hall of Fame member, JR as he is affectionately known, Jack Gray celebrates his ninetieth birthday on February 19.  Not one to like the focus of attention on him he was a little bemused when we rang to wish him a happy […]

By |February 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

AFL to trial four field umpires in NAB Challenge

The AFL will trial four field umpires in the pre-season competition, with the extra umpire possible in future premiership seasons.

Please click here to view the full article from The Age newspaper.

By |February 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Life Member Graeme Lindsay passes away

Graeme Lindsay uttered these words when he umpired his last game on the VFL panel in 1972, “It was a very sad moment, a realisation that many great times as an active central umpire were at an end.  A true milestone in life’s journey.”  Graeme had umpired 168 VCFL […]

By |February 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Jack’s a ripper!!

Jack began umpiring with the Northern Football League in 2004 and not long after realised his potential and set himself a long term goal to umpire in the AFL, 11 years later Jack is thriving under the pressure of pre-season training as a newly listed AFL field umpire.

Jack’s family […]

By |February 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Brodie Kenny Bell loves a challenge

Newly listed AFL goal umpire, Brodie Kenny-Bell has a passion for footy and loves a challenge. When we caught up with him for a chat about his footy he was already at training an hour and a half early, “work was not hectic so I thought I’d beat the […]

By |February 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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