Monthly Archives: September 2015

The cream rises to the top

And then there were nine.

The AFL announced their grand final umpires at a press conference this morning.  The panel boasts great experience with only one umpire making his debut. 

Field umpire Jeff Dalgleish has been selected for his first grand final after a very good finals campaign.  Jeff has umpired […]

By |September 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Life Member Bob Barkley passes away

Bob Barkley umpired 165 VCFL games between 1961 and 1970 and became a life member of the association in 1971.

Bob had two stints on the VFL Reserve Grade between 1956 and 1959, then again in 1971 and 1972. 

Bob passed away after a short illness.  He leaves behind four children, […]

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

I support women in Sport – Vote for Lucinda Lopes!

Vote for AFL Female Umpire Pathway  – Lucinda Lopes!

Lucinda has been nominated for the Women’s Health magazine – I SUPPORT WOMEN IN SPORTS AWARDS.

To vote you must log into your Facebook and CLICK HERE

Please scroll down until you come across the section “Contribution to the Community”


And make sure you […]

By |September 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

AFLUA recognises it’s first Chilean life member

Former AFL goal umpire Sergio Villagra was presented with his life membership at the NSWUA appointment night in Nth Sydney on Tuesday night.

AFLUA President, Chris Kamolins and Michael Saunders combined to make this a memorable presentation to Sergio who retired from umpiring in 2013.  Sergio became an associate member […]

By |September 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Umpires stake their claims in State League grand finals

The last of our State League grand finals are held this weekend in our three traditional football heartlands.  It doesn’t matter whether you are the most credentialed, you have to be the best performed to enjoy the thrill of participating in the biggest games in each of those competitions. 

In […]

By |September 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Ben Carbonaro nominated for a national award

Melbourne based Umpire Training and Property Assistant Ben Carbonaro has been selected as a finalist in the National Employment Services Award For Excellence.  NESA (National Employment Services Association) is Australia’s peak employment services body.

Ben was placed into the AFL structure through a Chris Donlon initiated program to assist people […]

By |September 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Matt Clarke named TSL umpire of the year

AFL rookie field umpire, Matt Clarke was named in the Tasmanian State League 2015 team of the year when it was announced earlier this month .  He followed up that accolade with his appointment in the TSL grand final last weekend.  TSL football manager, Shaun Young said, “it is […]

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

Grand final appointments narrow

What a contrasting set of semi finals we witnessed last weekend.  One game was an open and fast affair, while the latter was a dour, tough contest with spot fires breaking out everywhere.  Umpires – field, boundary and goal were put to the test. As we head into preliminary […]

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