Congratulations Nathan on your 250th game

Congratulations to Nathan Doig who officiated his 250th AFL match at the West Coast v Carlton game on 12 August 2017. Nathan was awarded Heritage Number 516 and has since umpired 18 finals (now 19 after his ...

Finals Panel Announced

The AFL today announced its 2017 finals panel.  At a glance field umpire Curtis Deboy, boundary umpires, Tim Morrison and Jason Moore and goal umpires Matthew Dervan and Michael Craig will make their AFL f...

A rather climatic end – EJ Whitten Legends Match

This year’s EJ Whitten game went to the wire when Jonathan Brown goaled from the boundary line after the final siren to give Victoria the game by 1 point. The field umpires all agreed after the game that the...

How AFL umpires are giving back to the community

David Holowko works at his local supermarket, helping to keep stock on the shelves and customers happy. It's a job he has had for a couple of years now, and he loves it. He particularly likes the interaction wi...

Round 23 shorts: What’s in a game?

Round 23 becomes a climax in so many ways and almost a contradiction.  After all, what do clubs who have no hope of making finals want to play for? Pride is an interesting concept, nobody wants to go ou...

Round 22 FM-MDE – Mark Polonsky

Round 22 saw the last of the Fiona McBurney program for 2017.  Mark Polonsky joined the umpires on Sunday afternoon in the game between Melbourne and Brisbane, where Mark spent the day helping out the A...

Umpire appointments for the EJ Whitten Legends Game

Following the announcement of the two teams contesting this year’s EJ Whitten legends game we thought it appropriate to announce the umpires who have been selected to officiate in this great game. This year ...

Round 22 shorts – History created in Ballarat

History was created on Saturday when Ballarat hosted its first VFL/AFL game.  Mars Stadium was the 46th venue to be used in league history and the match between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide serve...
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