Push for full-time umpires grows after Europe study tour

THE PUSH for the AFL to employ full-time whistleblowers is growing within its own ranks, as the umpiring department continues to explore the concept.

The idea of full-time umpires has been debated over the years, with former umpires boss Wayne Campbell dismissing the concept when he took over the job […]

By |December 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Dylan Benwell – newly appointed AFL Goal Umpire

Since joining the VFL list, Dylan Benwell has been amongst the high performers at VFL senior level, having umpired 104 VFL, 10 AFV Development and 16 TAC Cup games during his career at the VFL, since arriving from the Southern Umpires’ Association in 2011. He also umpired the 2012 […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

AFL Premiership Players Club honours premiership heroes

Sunbury’s Kevin Andrews was among those honoured on Thursday night at the AFL Premiership Players Club annual stamp launch.

Each year the club’s committee selects 20 premiership players, coaches or umpires to be inducted onto an Australian postage stamp.

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By |November 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Nathan, our new umpire from the west!

Packing his bags and saying goodbye to family and friends and then heading for Melbourne will be the first big step in Nathan Williamson’s pursuit of a career as a newly appointed AFL umpire. Well that’s what we thought!  Nathan has recently secured a short-term teaching contract in Perth […]

By |November 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

AFLUA Life Member – Charles ‘Alan’ Cole passes away

Charles “Alan” Cole passed away last Wednesday.  Alan was one of the members of our Yarrawonga chapter.  He recently celebrated his 90th birthday with Bill Sutton, Peter Saultry and Ted Johnson traveling to Melbourne to be part of those celebrations.

Alan’s career as a VFL field umpire commenced in 1956 […]

By |November 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Thiele is world class

Boundary umpire, Shane Thiele is a competitive beast by nature, although very lithe by stature.  Shane became interested in the World Masters Games that were held recently in WA and given his veteran status, he is over 35, Shane decided to “give it a go.”

Shane decided that he would […]

By |November 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Razor Ray sets off on the Hume for mental health

Affectionately known as Razor Ray, Canberra-raised Chamberlain is in the capital preparing for a fundraising cycle from Parliament House to Melbourne on Monday morning for GriefLine and mental health awareness.

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

2017 AFL list begins to take shape

When October 31 comes around each year all current AFL contract holders roll over to 2017 unless they have been told their time is up and so it was on the day before Cup day last week.

There are two changes to the field umpires list.  Nick Brown (17 games) […]

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