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Hosko – Congratulations on 100 AFL games

Two umpires will celebrate milestones on Sunday afternoon at the St Kilda v Gold Coast Suns game – Brendan ‘Hosko’ Hosking will umpire his 100th AFL game alongside Hayden Gavine who walks onto the ground to umpire his 1st AFL game.

Brendan commenced his umpiring career back in 2003 with […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Transition from teaching to cafe owner proving a winner

The AFLUA recently visited Leigh Fisher’s new café – the Cornerstone and Co – a small licenced café located in the leafy back streets of Hampton, to catch up with Hayden Gavine, who will umpire his first AFL game on Sunday.

Leigh took over the business three months ago and […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Luke Walker – Congratulations on 250th AFL Game

Umpiring an AFL Grand Final is every umpires’ dream, doing six places you in a league of your own! Luke Walker, who will umpire his 250th AFL game this weekend, is ranked third in the all-time list of goal umpires appearing in grand finals.

In addition to six grand finals, […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Hall of Fame – Congratulations Brett Allen

Last night, former AFL Field Umpire Brett Allen was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

With 347 matches, Brett is the ninth-most experienced field umpire in VFL/AFL history. With seven grand finals between 1999-2006, there are only two other umpires – Jack Elder (10) and Ian Robinson (9) […]

By |June 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    Round 13 shorts – Is this the last of the four field umpire system?

Round 13 shorts – Is this the last of the four field umpire system?

AFL footy comes back to your screens in full force this weekend after three weeks of club byes.  Sadly, the only group who don’t get any rest are the field umpires who are required to back up sometimes twice in a weekend in the four field umpire trial system […]

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

WA goal umpire hangs up flags in WAFL

West Australian goal umpire Matt Laycock (former AFL Umpire) has called time on his distinguished career after umpiring 161 WAFL and 45 AFL matches. Laycock officiated his final game of football at the Swan Districts and West Perth WAFL league clash last weekend and looks back on his career […]

By |June 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Shaun Apted – 100 AFL games

Another goal umpire with a milestone this weekend is Queenslander Shaun Apted who will umpire his 100th AFL game at the Gold Coast v Carlton game at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.

Shaun umpired his first game with the Gold Coast Juniors in 2001, moving up the ranks to officiate […]

By |June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Steve Williams – 150 AFL games

Anthony Black has been the childhood goal umpiring idol for a number of AFL and state-based umpires across Australia and Steve Williams, who walks onto the ground for the North Melbourne v St Kilda game on Friday night to officiate his 150th AFL game, is one of them. His […]

By |June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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