Monthly Archives: April 2016

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    A reflection on the second biggest day on the AFL sporting calendar

A reflection on the second biggest day on the AFL sporting calendar

Rob O’Gorman umpired his first ANZAC Day match on Monday as a field umpire. 

Rob reflected on the day saying that it was truly a great experience, something he will remember it for a long time to come. 

To snare a spot alongside Scotty and Schmitty for this year’s Anzac Day […]

By |April 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Round 5 shorts – The milestones keep coming

Adam Coote has passed another milestone in a remarkable career now spanning 12 years.  Adam commenced his AFL career in 2005.  His 250 games include 24 finals and 5 grand finals puts him equal seventh of all time as a grand final umpire and equal 16th with Glenn Sinclair […]

By |April 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

In the veteran class at a very young age

Boundary umpire Michael Saunders umpired his 150th AFL game when Sydney took on GWS two weeks ago at the SCG. Michael who has been on the list since 2009 now holds the games record for a NSW based umpire. Michael worked extremely hard to get onto the list and […]

By |April 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

AFLUA Girls Night Out

The AFLUA hosted a ‘Girls Night Out’ at the Blue Train Restaurant on Wednesday 20 April.

Social Events Coordinator and Host for the evening Jane Wenn welcomed everyone and reiterated the importance of having a strong social network for those who play an important and supportive role to our umpires […]

By |April 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Jake’s success a product of consistency

Jacob Mollison walked onto Manuka Oval last Sunday in his 150th AFL game confident in the knowledge that he would deal with anything that the game threw at him.  After all you don’t spend more than eight years on the elite AFL panel without developing and honing those skills […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Elite performer nails his 100th game

I was left in no doubt after speaking to Matt Tomkins that his 100th game in Launceston last weekend was a significant milestone in his already illustrious career.  “It was a special day, one that I will look back on fondly.  My partner and my family came down for […]

By |April 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

ANZAC Day – a special date in the football calendar

The first VFL matches played on the 25 April occurred in 1914 exactly 12 months prior to The First Division storming ashore at Gallipoli:

Geelong drew with Essendon
Fitzroy defeated Melbourne
Collingwood drew with Carlton
South Melbourne defeated University
St.Kilda defeated Richmond

From 1915-1960 Victorian legislation prohibited the playing of sport on ANZAC day. Only […]

By |April 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Round 4 shorts – Injury takes a toll

Field umpire Ray Chamberlain was forced off the ground due to a heel injury at half time in the “Q clash” on Saturday evening. Ray took some convincing that he needed to put his welfare first and leave the game to first gamer, James Waldorf.

James is a long serving […]

By |April 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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