Victorian Nathan Toner joins the AFL Rookie Squad

2019 welcomes Nathan Toner onto the AFL Rookie Squad in Victoria. Nathan started umpiring after hanging up his footy boots. Like a lot of up and coming umpires, he wanted to stay involved in some way and ear...

Vale Bernard Sidler

Bernie was one of the characters of VFL/AFL football who always had a smile on his face and greeted everyone with a warm welcome. Bernie commenced his connection with football as a player with the Albion Foo...

Daniel Johanson joins the WA team at a Rookie

Like many umpires before him, Daniel took up umpiring to earn a bit of pocket money and also because his dad, a former state and grade cricket umpire, encouraged him to give it a go. Daniel Johanson joins th...

Welcome back onto the AFL list – Aaron Langdon

We welcome back Aaron Langdon to the AFL Rookie Squad after an original stint on the AFL Rookie squad back in 2015.  Aaron originally took up umpiring whilst playing AFL footy to earn some money on weekends,...

Victorian Josh Furman joins the AFL boundary panel

Josh Furman started umpiring with the Southern Umpires’ Association in 2010 where he umpired for 5 years before joining the VFL in 2015. In his 4 years with the VFL, Josh made an immediate impression and was ap...

Paul Rebeschini joins the AFL Rookie umpire list for 2019

The start to Paul’s umpiring career began when he realised his playing days were over and he still wanted to be involved in the sport.  He began as a goal umpire when he was 15 and decided then ‘that he wanted ...