Round 1 2016 – shorts

Three debutants all said the same thing when asked to describe their first games, "awesome." Pat Cran added, "I stood on the corner of the square at the opening bounce and my heart was in sync with the count...

Chris makes it 100. No Bull

At the end of 2009, Chris' coaches sat him down for a chat about his career.  He had just umpired his third SANFL senior grand final on the back of an under 17 and two SANFL reserve grade grand finals.  He was ...

AFLUA donates to the RCH appeal

Grand final goal umpire Adam Wojcik and his family presented a cheque for $6,000 to the annual Royal Children's Hospital appeal on behalf of the AFLUA. Adam spoke briefly about the Jeff Crouch Foundation tha...

Round one debutants

Congratulations to our three debutants in round one over the Easter weekend.  Dreams do come true for the three boundary umpires who have worked very hard for many years to enjoy this one moment. Lachlan Ray...

Fiona McBurney 2016 Launch

The 2016 version of the Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience was launched at Ikon park last night in front of the Melbourne based AFL umpires. Chris Donlon explained to the assembled group that the program wa...

McLaren name features in new Umpire Academy

Fifteen year old Hannah McLaren is keen to follow in her father's footsteps in the first AFL Victoria metropolitan all-female school based Umpiring Academy. Please click here to view the full article from th...

Dean Margetts hospitalised with a burst stomach ulcer

AFL UMPIRE Dean Margetts is recovering in an Adelaide hospital after a medical emergency forced his flight to make an unscheduled landing.  Margetts had officiated in the Melbourne-St Kilda game at Etihad St...