AFLUA interstate visits

The AFLUA recently completed a visit to meet with our interstate umpires in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.  As part of the association’s engagement strategy, Peter Howe and Peter Kelly welcomed new umpir...

Vale Ross Raphael

Eighty-eight year old Ross Raphael passed away after a brief illness.  According to his life long friend, Ron Bailey, Ross who only turned 88 on Sunday was admitted to hospital four weeks ago and passed away pe...

Umpires break new ground

If you’re looking for a new idea, especially in that “tech” field then you need to look no further than AFL field umpire, Chris Donlon. Chris has joined forces with another extremely talented and highly deco...

Donlon and Ryan AFL Life Members

Field umpires, Chris Donlon and Shaun Ryan were inducted as AFL Life Members at the AFL 2018 Season Launch at the Forum Theatre.  Both umpires joined 8 other recipients, Steve Johnson, Jordan Lewis, Andrew Mack...

Luke takes his next step towards an AFL game

Luke Farmer took his most promising steps yet towards kick starting his AFL career on the weekend in over 12 months when he stepped out in a WAFL reserves practice match on Saturday.  Who should be there to len...

Ian James Bennett

Hello all I’m back for another series of ‘where are they now?’  In this edition we turn back the clock to 1976 and check in on: IAN JAMES BENNETT Ian James “Benny” Bennett, is a name you will all know if ...

Newly appointed goal umpire – Sam Walsh

Sam Walsh is our newly appointed AFL goal umpire on the Victorian list.  Sam’s football career started as a player where he played 140 games at his local club with his school mates but after Under 16’s, he t...