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Reginald Treloar MM

Reg Treloar became one of three VFL umpires to be awarded a medal for valour during World War I. He received a Military Medal for his actions at Cerisy in 1918.

Treloar debuted with the VFL on the boundary in 1913 and between then and 1916 amassed 30 matches, including […]

By |April 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Anzac Day Clash

During many wars, Australian rules football matches have been played overseas in places like northern Africa and Vietnam as a celebration of Australian culture and as a bonding exercise between soldiers.

Despite this, League football was not played on Anzac Day for many years. The first VFL matches played on […]

By |April 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Eight epic weeks: Recapping the inaugural AFLW season

Libby Toovey is a 3rd year field umpire with the VFL.  As a promising developing umpire, Libby was invited to umpire in the inaugural AFL Women’s competition earlier this year.  
 
Here Libby provides a great write-up – Eight epic weeks:  Recapping the inaugural AFLW season.  Enjoy reading!
 

Eight epic weeks: recapping the inaugural AFLW season


 
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By |April 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 4 – shorts

Easter long weekend hosted a round 4 footy feast. By the sounds of things, the footy wasn’t the only feast most of the umpires had over the weekend, with plenty of family lunches and dinners attended. 

Good Friday football was introduced for the first time in 2017. A crowd of […]

By |April 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Century for WA goal umpire – Brett Rogers

Who would have thought being a soccer goalkeeper as a kid would help Brett Rogers reach his 100th game milestone when West Coast played St Kilda on Saturday 1 April 2017 at Domain Stadium.

“Being a soccer goalkeeper, I think there are a lot of similarities to goal umpiring in […]

By |April 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 3 shorts: Solid start continues

The heat was on after round 2, ask Gary Ablett, Nathan Buckley, Rodney Eade and the umpires to name but a few.  Retired umpires took to the airwaves and the written press to urge people to take a deep breath.  The media has taken a sledge hammer to free […]

By |April 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why the AFL experts are wrong to bash umpires

Retiring from umpiring two months ago has left me with a sense of calm I have not felt in years. I’m no longer the target of the ridiculous phrases directed at my former colleagues: “disgraceful”, “back to the VFL”, “worst decision of the year”.

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By |April 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

AFL umpire Scott Jeffery visits the North-West Coast

AFL umpire Scott Jeffery has some simple words of advice for those looking to enter the world of officiating.

“Anyone that has been involved in team sport and enjoys that comradery, well umpiring is exactly like that,’’ the 300-game umpire from Hobart said.

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By |March 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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