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    Sydney Swans coach John Longmire backs push for full-time umpires

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire backs push for full-time umpires

SYDNEY coach John Longmire says umpires need to “spend more time working on their craft” after admitting he approached the AFL about the lopsided free kick count in last year’s Grand Final.

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By |February 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    Umpire Annie Mirabile wants to open Friday night’s AFLW Carlton-Collingwood match

Umpire Annie Mirabile wants to open Friday night’s AFLW Carlton-Collingwood match

If there was going to be a first bounce in Friday night’s historic AFLW match at Ikon Park, Annie Mirabile wouldn’t want it.

Some umpires like to take the opening bounce to get pre-game nerves out of the way immediately. Mirabile, 23, isn’t one of those umpires.

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By |February 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The preseason slog takes its toll

It was a typical preseason opener.  In Melbourne the weather was warm and the change rooms were a hive of activity.  The facade had changed over summer, gone were the remnants of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club, the co-tenant of the umpires for the past six years and […]

By |January 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Six consecutive grand finals leads to AFL promotion

Ben Macdonald is one of three new boundary umpires appointed to the AFL Boundary Umpires’ list for season 2017. 

Ben joined the VFL in 2008 after having umpired with the Eastern Football League from 2004-2007. He umpired 150 VFL games and has a number of grand finals to his credit […]

By |January 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Passings in 2016

 

During 2016 the AFLUA lost a number of life members as well as former members.

Additionally we were informed of or discovered other members who had passed in recent years without recognition.

Where enough information is known obituaries have been added to the web site (click name) and are summarised below:

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By |January 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    Trailblazer Eleni Glouftsis rising through the AFL umpiring ranks

Trailblazer Eleni Glouftsis rising through the AFL umpiring ranks

ELENI Glouftsis had just finished another busy day at school when she closed her books, picked up her whistle and hurried to get to football umpire’s training in Melbourne.

It’s a month before Christmas and the AFL’s players — both male and female — aren’t the only ones slugging their […]

By |December 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Late night overseas call a revelation

Like most umpires, Hayden Gavine’s introduction to umpiring started when he was young, at the age of 13, when he ran the boundary in the Under 18’s and Seniors on Saturday and ran the field on the Sunday in the Juniors. Hayden took up umpiring after being encouraged by […]

By |December 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Matt Maclure aims to fly

Like so many kids at an early age, Matt Maclure started his umpiring career as a boundary umpire for the simple reasons that it was a good source of pocket money and kept him fit as he was also playing football. As the running aspect of his umpiring began […]

By |December 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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