Where are they now – Mike Henry

When you reach retirement age, you may think that you would put your feet up and relax, but this was not the case for our next “Where are they now?” Umpire. Michael Francis Xavier Henry known as Mike, is bus...

Field umpires’ 21st century training

Players have had their every move, both in games and at training, monitored and pored over by each club’s Strength and Conditioning staff for well over a decade now. AFL contracted field umpires were presented ...

Razor Ride 2019

Photo from left to right: Former professional cyclist Phil Anderson OAM, Ben Carbonaro AFLUD Property Steward and Andrew Toy, former Canberra based umpire. AFL umpires Ray Chamberlain, Chris Donlon and Chris...

Unprecedented resource influx for AFL’s ‘19th team’

The AFL has quietly taken significant yet much-needed steps to ensure its highly-scrutinised umpiring group is adequately supported and recognised as the league’s ‘19th team’. Foxfooty.com.au can reveal an unp...

Winners of the best young umps for 2018 announced

One of the most difficult assignments for any newly contracted umpire is to come into the group and stamp their position within the group.  We are finding that more and more young people are challenged by tha...

Top 2018 Award winners announced

The AFLUA is proud to announce its 2018 award winners that were unveiled at the Awards and AGM luncheon held yesterday at Carlton. The top award is voted on by peers and is a combination of achieving on field ...