Rookie Kayne Nund returns to the list

2017 sees the return of Kayne Nund to the Rookie Squad in Queensland after serving as a Rookie before in 2014.  

Kayne commenced a player to umpire pathway program in 2013 and has umpired three years in the NEAFL (2013, 2014 and 2016) and one with the VFL in […]

By |February 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

AFLUA Life Member – John Martin passes away

AFLUA life member, John Martin passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14.  He was aged 92.

John commenced his umpiring career in the VFL reserve grade competition in 1949 where he stayed until promoted to the VFL senior list in 1951.  During his career John umpired 210 VCFL games including […]

By |February 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Eleni breaks the glass ceiling and makes history

With all the fan fare of the new AFLW league entering its third week of competition and new AFL fans craving news of their latest stars one of the most significant appointments in VFL/AFL history has virtually gone unheralded.

Eleni Glouftsis who umpired a NAB Cup preseason match in February […]

By |February 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Andrew Heffernan – newly listed rookie

Andrew Heffernan is one of the new Rookie squad umpires for season 2017.  

Based in Victoria, Andrew joined the VFL Development Squad in 2013, after starting as a boundary umpire as a 12-year-old, then switching to field umpiring a year later. He umpired with the Victorian Amateur Football League […]

By |February 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    Leigh Haussen appointed to the AFL Senior List – after Jordan Bannister retires

Leigh Haussen appointed to the AFL Senior List – after Jordan Bannister retires

The AFLUA welcomes the appointment of Leigh Haussen to the AFL list for season 2017.

Leigh was appointed following the recently announced retirement of Jordan Bannister. 

Leigh was recruited from the SANFL where he has been umpiring at senior level since the 2006 season. He has umpired 165 SANFL games, including […]

By |February 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    AFL umpiring: ‘I don’t have a silver bullet,’ says Gillon McLachlan

AFL umpiring: ‘I don’t have a silver bullet,’ says Gillon McLachlan

The AFL has revealed a review of umpiring work practices and contact hours in a bid to improve the standard of the game’s officiators with league chief Gillon McLachlan admitting he has no solution to the dilemma.

Please click here to view the full article from The Age website.

By |February 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Jordan Bannister Announces Retirement as AFL Umpire

The AFL umpiring department wishes to advise that senior AFL umpire and former Essendon and Carlton player Jordan Bannister has announced his retirement.

Bannister, 34, informed the AFL and the senior umpire list yesterday he would retire, due to increasing work and travel commitments for his […]

By |February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Frank raises the premiership cup

AFLUA life member Frank Knight has spent most of his life in the service of VFL/AFL football.  Frank umpired on the VFL reserve grade during the late 1950’s and 60’s.  He forged a career in the now defunct West Suburban Football League as an umpire and administrator before spending […]

By |February 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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