Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    Nick Riewoldt gives beautiful hug to Lauren Eaves before St Kilda v Melbourne clash

Nick Riewoldt gives beautiful hug to Lauren Eaves before St Kilda v Melbourne clash

IT WAS the cuddle that kick-started the best day of Lauren Eaves’ life. 

Lauren, the specially appointed assistant trainer to the umpires for the last Sunday’s clash between Melbourne and St Kilda, was overseeing the pre-match coin toss between Nathan Jones and Nick Riewoldt. The latter is Lauren’s favourite player […]

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

Life and times of Jonesy

Ask anyone involved in boundary umpiring whom the “bridesmaid” will be come finals time and the universal response will be “Jonesy.”

In his seven years on the AFL panel, Shane has finished the season ranked 17th on four occasions and 18th on one other.  It’s got to the stage where […]

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

Senior umps out with injury and illness

It was a tough week all round for the umpiring group if the media was right about performances.  However, spare a thought for the group when three senior umpires were missing through injury and illness.  Troy Pannell and Shaun Ryan were out this week with adductor strains and Brett […]

By |July 28th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Medda continues to excel

You are immediately captured by his unbridled enthusiasm, his contagious smile and passion for the game.  Field umpire, Simon Meredith may have just umpired his 250th AFL game but he could well be that same youthful rookie who first stepped onto an AFL ground in 2004. 

“I hope I never […]

Tim Morrison hits a ton

Boundary umpire, Tim Morrison forms part of a Western Region Football League push to take over AFL umpiring.  Tim is but one of seven listed umpires making his mark on the AFL umpiring scene who commenced his career in that league.

“When I arrived on my first night of training […]

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    AFL Umpires Association elevates two Legends and inducts 9 new members into the AFLUA Hall of Fame

AFL Umpires Association elevates two Legends and inducts 9 new members into the AFLUA Hall of Fame

Two current Hall of Fame members were elevated to legend status and nine new members were inducted into the AFLUA Hall of Fame at a gala event attended by 200 current umpires, Life members and their guests at Melbourne’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Monday June 29. 

AFLUA President Chris Kamolins […]

By |July 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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    AFL umpires bridging gap between sport and disability through Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience

AFL umpires bridging gap between sport and disability through Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience

Before leaving for the MCG, Lewis’ proud parents — Colin and Susan — made sure they’d set their Foxtel IQ to record the build-up to the Round 1 clash between Melbourne and the Gold Coast Suns.

Please click here to view the full article from Fox Footy.

By |July 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Nathan earns his 200th

Underneath that warm welcoming smile and the apparent laid back style beats the heart of a man who is driven to be a perfectionist in everything he touches.

Nathan Doig umpired his 200th AFL game on the boundary last Thursday night in the Fremantle v Collingwood clash.  His total games […]

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