Monthly Archives: May 2016

Round 10 shorts

Congratulations to boundary umpire, Josh Mather who umpired his 50th AFL match in the Dreamtime at the ‘G game on Saturday night.  Josh, who comes from a strong umpiring and athletics background, has clocked up his games in his third year on the list.

Our Fiona McBurney Match Day participant […]

By |May 31st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Life member Michael “Leo” Noone passes away

Michael, or Leo, as he was commonly known passed away after a brief illness on Saturday May 21.  He was buried on Thursday 26 May.  Leo’s wife Margaret, told us of Leo’s love and passion for umpiring and of football that he shared with his grand children up until […]

By |May 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

State game honours for AFL Rookies

The first of our state games is played this weekend, when rivals SA come up against the Vic’s in Adelaide. Tune in to Channel 7’s telecast to see a good rivalry play out with some of the best young umpires also representing their states.

The three field umpires are all […]

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

Peter Bock debuts

Some individuals make a meteoric rise in their chosen profession or interest area, the AFL’s newest boundary umpire Peter Bock is one of those.

The Sunshine Coast based teacher has a strong athletics background and after officiating in a handful of NEAFL games last year, he received a late call […]

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

Josh Garrett – new umpire profile

It is not very often that a twenty year old is appointed to umpire an AFL game but Josh Garrett did just that, following in his dad’s footsteps, to officiate the West Coast vs Brisbane game on 27 March.

A natural runner, Josh has always been involved with sport and […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Life member, David Drane passes away

It is very rare indeed for a man who never umpired VFL or AFL football to receive one of the highest accolades our association can bestow on any individual, honorary life membership.  That is what our association did in recognition of David Drane’s 20-year plus commitment to VFL umpires […]

By |May 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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    Round 8 shorts – Darren Wilson amasses 400 games as Peter Bock debuts

Round 8 shorts – Darren Wilson amasses 400 games as Peter Bock debuts

AFL boundary umpire, Darren Wilson officiated in his 400th AFL game on Friday night.  Darren becomes the first boundary umpire and fifth umpire after, Hayden Kennedy (495) Shane McInerney (429) Rowan Sawers (410) and Stephen McBurney (401) to make 400 games.  Interesting to note that Darren’s 400 games include […]

By |May 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

An honesty session kick starts an AFL career

AFLUA life member, 300 AFL game boundary umpire and current VFL boundary coach Matt Vitiritti, sat Damien Cusack down at the end of the 2010 season and gave him a few home truths.  “He said he thought I’d been at the VFL for too long and needed to work […]

By |May 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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