The ANZAC round of AFL was the second highest single round attendance in history. 391,980 fans turned out across the 9 games of round 5. Monday night’s ANZAC day eve clash between Richmond and Melbourne was the biggest crowd between the two sides in over 110 seasons. 85,657 packed […]
Seventeen of Melbourne’s up-and-coming young field umpires will learn from some of the AFL’s best officiators in the 2017 Mates Program.
Created in conjunction with AFL Victoria and AFL Umpires, the Mates Program pairs talented field umpires from the seven senior metropolitan umpiring groups including the Eastern FL, Essendon DFL, […]
Reg Treloar became one of three VFL umpires to be awarded a medal for valour during World War I. He received a Military Medal for his actions at Cerisy in 1918.
Treloar debuted with the VFL on the boundary in 1913 and between then and 1916 amassed 30 matches, including […]
During many wars, Australian rules football matches have been played overseas in places like northern Africa and Vietnam as a celebration of Australian culture and as a bonding exercise between soldiers.
Despite this, League football was not played on Anzac Day for many years. The first VFL matches played on […]
Libby Toovey is a 3rd year field umpire with the VFL. As a promising developing umpire, Libby was invited to umpire in the inaugural AFL Women’s competition earlier this year.
Here Libby provides a great write-up – Eight epic weeks: Recapping the inaugural AFLW season. Enjoy reading!
Article: Courtesy of […]
Easter long weekend hosted a round 4 footy feast. By the sounds of things, the footy wasn’t the only feast most of the umpires had over the weekend, with plenty of family lunches and dinners attended.
Good Friday football was introduced for the first time in 2017. A crowd of […]
Who would have thought being a soccer goalkeeper as a kid would help Brett Rogers reach his 100th game milestone when West Coast played St Kilda on Saturday 1 April 2017 at Domain Stadium.
“Being a soccer goalkeeper, I think there are a lot of similarities to goal umpiring in […]
The heat was on after round 2, ask Gary Ablett, Nathan Buckley, Rodney Eade and the umpires to name but a few. Retired umpires took to the airwaves and the written press to urge people to take a deep breath. The media has taken a sledge hammer to free […]