Work experience at the AFLUA

On the 26th of November, 2017 I started my work experience with the AFLUA. This is an environment I was familiar with as I am an umpire myself and have worked in sport. Through the week I have had here, I learn...

Wadey goes back to his bucket list

2012 proved to be pivotal in the life of Dr Nick Wade.  The oft told (by the writer) story of him receiving word from the AFL while traveling to Melbourne in his kombi van with his wife Carmel, that he was...

Chelsea Roffey honoured with Australia Post stamp

Thursday 30 November saw AFL Goal Umpire, Chelsea Roffey presented amongst many other AFL greats with the annual stamp presentation at Windy Hill, Essendon. The AFL Premiership Players Club selects 20 premie...

Vale Robert Kevin Miller

Field umpire Robert Miller commenced his umpiring career in 1946 in the East Suburban Churches football competition as a boundary umpire in 1946.  Two years later he was accepted onto the VFL Reserve Grade...

Australia wins first International Rules test

On a Sunday afternoon when it’s 32 degrees the last thing you’d expect to see is a hybrid game of International Rules between the Irish Gaelic team and a team of AFL stars being played at Adelaide Oval. Howe...

Shock GPS stats reveal real running machines

HAVE you ever wondered who runs further – the umpires or the players? As it turns out, boundary umpires typically cover more ground than the players during a game. Please click here to view the full artic...

State award named in Sidebottom honour

RESPECTED community figure and well-known AFL Goulburn Murray umpire and AFL Umpires Association Life Member, Greg Sidebottom has been honoured for his contribution to Australian football, chosen as the namesak...