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150th AFL Match – Congratulations to Tristan Symes

The Queensland football scene has changed significantly since Tristan’s arrival to AFL football.  He was first appointed to the AFL panel in 2007.  At first, it was tough going to get a game with four goal umpi...

Vale John Gray (Jack)

AFLUA Life member John Gray (Jack) passed away peacefully on Monday 23rd July aged 92. Known to us JR, Jack grew up in Ascot Vale.  He played football with Essendon Stars under 18’s in the Melbourne Boys Leagu...

‘It’s so impressive’: Ump praises AFL initiative

AFL UMPIRE Rob O'Gorman knows the importance of organ donation. Eight years ago, his mother Shauna – a sufferer of chronic asthma – was placed in the traumatic position of requiring a double lung transplant ...

Where are they now: Noel James Rose

My next “Where are they Now” is a gentleman not many umpires would know, but to the city umpires, field, boundary & goal, Noel Rose was our umpires’room attendant at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for a numbe...
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