John Howorth joins the AFL Rookie Squad in Victoria after commencing his umpiring career back in 2005, as a boundary umpire looking to pick up some extra pocket money. John moved into field umpiring at the start of the 2012 season to be more apart of senior footy whilst […]
The AFLUA now has an official Instagram account. The Instagram account was opened to enhance our social media platforms and encourage the interaction of the association, its members and its partnerships. A weekly edition of ‘The 60 second whistler’ will be posted where we take a look into a […]
“Never say never” is the new catch phrase going around in Leigh Haussen’s world! Having been delisted as a Rookie Umpire at the end of season 2016, Leigh now finds himself, following Jordan Bannister’s retirement, promoted to the AFL Field Umpires’ list for season 2017.
Leigh’s journey to the AFL […]
Michael Baker started boundary umpiring in Canberra in 2004 where he umpired his first final in 2005 and his first grand final in 2006. He then umpired the AFL Canberra Premier Division Grand Final and the Under 16 National Championships in 2007. Michael’s 2008/09 seasons were cut short due […]
Umpires and cricketers have had a hit together to remember a great mate.
The Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association and Shepparton United Cricket Club teamed up last week for a tribute cricket match at Princess Park in honour of Greg Sidebottom.
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Losing weight is what attracted Corey Watkins to take up boundary umpiring which allowed him to run whilst also allowing him to follow his passion of being involved in the great Australian game.
His career now sees him appointed as an AFL boundary umpire, a far cry from his early […]
AFL umpires are ramping up pressure on the AFL Commission to dispense with the traditional centre bounce.
The AFL Umpires’ Association has canvassed the abolition of the bounce in its current negotiations with the league for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Tradition is an important part of football. There’s perhaps no better example than the annual angst over the possibility of shifting the AFL grand final from its customary 2.30pm start to a twilight or night timeslot.
For many of us footy romantics, that’s a biggie indeed, the issue how can […]