Finals Week 2 shorts: Now the footy gets tough

When the football is one sided and umpiring goes unnoticed it would be tough to make changes going into the penultimate round of finals of 2017.  So spare a thought for Brendan Hosking and Ray Chamberlain ...

Finals Week 1 Shorts: AFL stands by its umpires

It was great to see the AFL come out in support of umpiring and Chris Donlon after the Pt Adelaide v WCE match on the weekend.  Football has become such a complex game to manage it was pleasing to see that...

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...
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