Retiree – AFL Boundary Umpire, Rob Haala

As a young 18 year old, Rob Haala remembers having what he calls ‘a foolish dream’ of umpiring 300 AFL games which he associated back to growing up and watching Tim Watson playing over 300 games with Essendon. ...

Matt Dervan takes home the Brian Pratt Medallion

Matthew Dervan was awarded with the Brian Pratt Medallion as the most promising first or second year goal umpire and what a sensational 2017 he had! Matthew was the emergency goal umpire in the grand final i...

Mitch Le Fevre makes 2017 count

Boundary umpire, Mitch Le Fevre spent more time getting up and out of his seat and getting behind the microphone than our MC did at our awards function on Sunday 11 February 2018. Mitch had a year that he su...

Vale Bill Terrill

Bill Terrill’s most memorable moment as a VFL umpire didn’t come on the field, it came in 1955 after a Farrer League final.  Bill was sitting in the kitchen of the Gloucester Hotel in Albury about 7.30pm after ...

Newly appointed AFL Rookie, Trent McPhee

“Lucky undies”? “Listening to music”……….these are two of the pre-game rituals WA based Rookie umpire Trent McPhee follows before taking the field each week. It obviously works, given his success in recent ye...

Following in his fathers’ footsteps….

Following in his father Gavin’s footsteps, Cameron ‘Dorey’ Dore is quickly rising through the umpiring ranks with two impressive years at the VFL, after a successful beginning at the Victorian Amateurs. In 2016...

Jamie Broadbent joins the AFL rookie list

Becoming a rookie umpire and being part of the AFL Accelerated Development Program are career highlights for South Australian based Rookie Umpire Jamie Broadbent, who joins the rookie program in 2018. After ...