Life Member Brian Stirling accepts his award

When a new life member lives a retired life in Coffs Harbour it can be a logistical nightmare to get all of the parties in the one place at the same time to formalise the presenting of the certificate.

So it was opportune when Brian found himself and his wife […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Awards, News|0 Comments

AFLUA Awards Evening Recognises Excellence

History was made on Sunday 23 November, when two of our highest awards had joint winners for the first time. 

Luke Walker and Chris Appleton tied for the Leigh Keen Shield after voting by their peers for the goal umpire of the year.  Likewise, veteran Justin Schmitt and the retiring […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Awards, News|0 Comments

Grand final umpire passes away

One hundred year old grand final boundary umpire, George (Harold) Smith passed away in Mildura on the weekend.

George umpired the 1946, ’47 and ’48 VFL grand finals.  In his time on the VFL list he umpired 145 games between 1938 and 1949.

George is survived by his wife Ida and […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Awards|1 Comment

Boundary boys still achieving great results

It is mid October and while most of our umpires are recovering from a gruelling season some have decided to continue to test themselves against the very best.

The Melbourne marathon was run in Melbourne on Sunday in what turned out to be a tough day at the office for […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Awards|0 Comments

Smith receives AFL Merit Award

KEVIN Smith’s outstanding service to football has been acknowledged, with the NFL umpires boss the winner of the 2014 AFL Merit Award.

Please click here to view the full article from the Northern Football League.

By |October 1st, 2014|Awards|0 Comments

A double take – a tale of two Pete’s

Two goal umpiring stalwarts received their retirement caricatures and Pete Nastasi received his life membership in a small but classy dinner in Carlton on Monday night with most Melbourne based goal umpires in attendance.

David Dixon spoke in glowing terms about the impact that the Pete’s had on the group […]

By |August 7th, 2013|Awards, News|0 Comments

Shaun Ryan Recognised at South West Awards

Please click here to read a story that appeared in The Standard regarding AFLUA life member and five time AFL grand final umpire, Shaun Ryan.

By |May 30th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

Life Membership Presented

Phil Hayes umpired for twenty-two years (1960-1982) in some of the best competitions in Victoria and NSW and officiated in nineteen grand finals in that time. Including the 1972 VFA grand final, Oakleigh v Dandenong. Phil was President of the VFAUA in 1975.

Phil was a field umpire on […]

By |April 5th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments
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