Monthly Archives: March 2015

AFLUA mourns the passing of Darryl Williams

Seventy-seven year old Darryl Williams lost his brief battle with cancer when he passed away on Saturday evening in Yarrawonga.

Darryl grew up in Newport and Elsternwick.  He played football for the Footscray Technical School Old Boys and Williamstown FC, 2nds and 3rds.  He also played cricket.

Darryl began umpiring in […]

By |March 31st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Luke Farmer – Life Member

There are some phrases that have a lovely ring to them and this is certainly one of them.  Luke has had to work harder than most and in the past few years has been rewarded for his persistence and dedication for his on-field performances with back to back to […]

By |March 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Matt Laycock – a quiet man from the west

Matt Laycock has gone about his business as a goal umpire in Western Australia for the past five seasons with little or no fanfare and has thirty-six games of AFL to his credit.  “I had second year blues and struggled with some errors that made it tough going,” reflected […]

By |March 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Troy Mavroudis finally lauded

AFLUA life member and former goal umpire, Troy Mavroudis was finally and officially retired from the association.  Troy retired from AFL umpiring in September 2013 and rather than hanging around the Gold Coast, he packed his flags, his family and their belongings and headed to Wagga in NSW to […]

By |March 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Castle earns umpire spot in Team of the Century

DECORATED VFL-AFL umpire Ross Castle will be recognised with some game’s greats at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday night.

As part of the Riverina AFL Team of the Century celebrations, selectors have decided to name an umpire alongside the decorated team of footballers.

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By |March 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

My Observations of a night at Training

AFL umpires have the hardest jobs in the game.  They have to interpret many rules that exist in our game. 

The group trains at Princess Park twice a week and many do this after a day at work.    They turn up in their working clothes before preparing to train.  Every […]

By |March 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Steve Axon – Life Member

It’s hard to believe that baby faced goal umpire, Steve Axon has been around for 10 years.  He umpired four SANFL grand finals (2001-2004) before he could emerge and make the AFL panel and it was touch and go as to whether he would give footy another year  when […]

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

Mark Hill awarded Life Membership

Boundary umpire, Mark Hill comes from good umpiring stock in South Australia.  His father, Graeme was the fitness coach of the SA field umpires for a few years in the late 90’s. Graeme umpired before that at SANFL level as well as Amateur and country leagues.  Mark recalled being […]

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