Trailblazers – Katrina Morris (nee Pressley)

Katrina Morris (nee Pressley) was the first woman to be appointed to an AFL game.  Katrina was appointed to the AFL list in 1998 and umpired 28 AFL matches in her six season’s on the list before her retirement ...

Most VFL / AFL Goal games record broken – David Dixon

When one achieves a significant milestone, one can not help ponder how an opportunity which presented itself to David Dixon as he finished playing junior football.  David was invited by the Footscray District L...

Round 3 shorts – All time record broken

AFL goal umpire, David (Dicko) Dixon broke the games record for VFL/AFL goal umpires when he officiated in Saturday's St. Kilda v Collingwood Game at the MCG.  It was Dicko's 338th game which includes 32 finals...

Work Experience at the AFLUA

Part of my work experience tasks was to write an article on AFL umpires.  So I went along to training on the 5th of April 2016. The umpires train at Ikon Park in Carlton.  The AFL umpires share the training ...

Round 2 2016 – Shorts

Goal umpire, Matt Dervan became the 341st goal umpire to officiate in a VFL/AFL game when he took to the field in the Essendon v Melbourne match at the MCG.  Matt's parents were in the crowd to witness his AFL ...

Greg Sidebottom passes away

AFLUA life member, Greg Sidebottom tragically passed away on Saturday, doing what he did best, umpiring football.  Greg collapsed during the last quarter of a game in Ardmona and could not be revived. Greg w...

Teamwork starts at home

Leaving your comfort zone is often a challenge for many, whether it be work, education or even sport. Eleni Glouftsis had to move out of her comfort zone in Adelaide to Melbourne to further an umpiring caree...