Monthly Archives: April 2015

Round 4 shorts

Curtis Deboy debuted as the 432nd field umpire to officiate in VFL/AFL football. Curtis had charge of the Western Bulldogs v Adelaide game at Etihad Stadium. However, it was Curtis’ second recorded match. So why the discrepancy? Curtis was emergency in 2014 during a game in Adelaide when Chris […]

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

AFL Umpire mentors SFNL umpires

AFL Umpire Rob O’Gorman will mentor two promising Southern Football Netball League Umpires in 2015 through the AFL Victoria’s Mates Program.

The Mates Program is an initiative designed to develop a mentoring relationship between AFL umpires and young field umpires in Melbourne’s community senior competitions.

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

Some said he would never make it

It’s always good to sit back and reflect on a milestone once achieved, especially one that you were never supposed to make.  So it is true for Brett Dalgleish, one of the infamous “Dalgleish brothers inc.” who have followed in each others footsteps since joining the AFL umpires panel […]

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

Vale – Brian Pratt

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad passing of a wonderful family man, a great umpire and coach, an exceptional contributor to the AFLUA and a man who stood for all of the values our association holds dear.

Brian had two “stints” with the VFL, firstly […]

By |April 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Denis Kelly – still flying high

When RAAF air gunner and wireless operator Denis Kelly’s Lancaster bomber took off on its final mission in July 1944 little did he know that he would spend the next four months and his 21st birthday avoiding capture in Occupied France.

Kelly, a VFLUA member from 1951-52, lived one of […]

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

The association’s only loss – Alex Salton

The warm, sunny day in Estaires, Northern France in November 2014 was almost 100 years and a world removed from the France of 1916. The peace of the Estaires  Cemetery was not interrupted by nearby artillery fire, the tramp of soldiers moving to the front or the roar of […]

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

WHERE ARE THEY NOW………..?

We caught up with AFLUA life member, Bill Yendle aka “The voice” a little while ago and had a great chat about all things life and footy.  Bill turns 90 later this year and still loves a chat.

Bill was an inaugural member of the AFLUA hall of fame in […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Round 3 shorts

Brodie Kenny-Bell becomes the 340th goal umpire to debut in the VFL/AFL. Brodie officiated in the Sydney v GWS game at the SCG. Talking to Brodie today he was still on cloud nine and said that his family and friends traveled over from South Australia to make the day […]

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