“When I retired at the end of 2011, I was content that I had achieved all that I had ever wanted from umpiring. I was at peace with myself and had no regrets,” reflected Shaun Ryan when we spoke to him today as he drove from his home town […]
Boundary umpire, Chris Esler umpired his 100th AFL game on Friday night in the North Melbourne v Collingwood clash at Etihad Stadium. After looking at the appointments in some detail I smiled when I saw the other boundary umpires listed. The other three boys all came onto the AFL […]
Sixteen years on from his first game in 2001, Scott “Rove” Jeffery umpired his 300th AFL match becoming the 40th umpire (20th field umpire) to achieve that milestone. Scott has been a model of consistency during his time on the list with the exception of the odd niggling calf […]
Generations of umpires and their partners attended the AFLUA 2016 Queensland lunch at the Lord Stanley Hotel in Brisbane on Sunday 10 July.
Host Peter Howe welcomed everyone to the function including special guests of the AFL Queensland Umpires’ Association – Janie McCullagh, Darran Ogle, Brett Bradford and Trevor Donoghue.
Evergreen field umpire, Shaun Ryan umpired his 250th AFL day game up on the Gold Coast last weekend. Shaun, who is just loving his involvement back in the AFL, ran around with two young guns, David Harris and Brent Wallace who were in awe of his performance. “Umpiring with […]
It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of two life members.
Ken passed away last Friday. He was 71.
Ken was a VFLUA member between 1969-81, he was on the Social Committee in 1974 and was elected onto the Executive Committee in 1975, where he was Assistant […]
Dillon has followed his passions through two states to umpire AFL football. His first passion umpiring, began in Adelaide in his teenage years, before following his second passion, Eleni Glouftsis to Melbourne in 2015 while she works towards an AFL contract as the first female field umpire.
Dillon grew up […]
The AFL is now pondering whether to introduce the system in 2017 following the 18 game trial. Reactions have been mixed but one thing to come from the trial is that matches were not “over umpired” which was always one of the concerns when you add another dimension into […]