Finals records tumble

It's only after the event that a person who equals or break a record has time to reflect on what that means.  You will often hear players say, "When my career is over it will be something that I will sit back a...

Finals Week 1 Shorts – Football first, umpiring unnoticed

What an amazing first week of finals football we had the pleasure of witnessing.  Teams evenly matched following what was a controversial bye weekend, because they came into the weekend fixtures as fit as they ...

Bye week – Shorts

Libby performs in the All Stars match Libby Toovey is part of the female pathway academy and a current member of the VFL Development Panel, as well as an AFLUA member.   Libby has had a mammoth 2016 by an...

Finals panel released

There are 6 running umpires appointed to their first finals appearance after what the umpiring department said was an extremely harrowing selection meeting.  Three other umpires debut in finals as emergencies. ...

NSW steals the show

The power base continues to grow in stature.  Four of the eight listed AFL umpires from NSW/ACT have been appointed to the first week of AFL finals.  If we discount Dale Puren who didn't get onto the field this...

A just reward for commitment and perseverance

One of the many endearing qualities of our most recent milestone recipient, Nick Wade is that he knows how to not take himself too seriously. "With the retirement of John Morris, I am now officially the oldest ...