2017 AFL Grand Final Umpires Announced

Congratulations to the 2017 AFL Grand Final umpires - Field: Matt Stevic, Simon Meredith, Shaun Ryan, Brett Rosebury (E). Boundary: Rob Haala, Mitchell Lefevre, Matthew Konetschka, Damien Cusack, Brett D...

Rookies and former members salute in state grand finals

Three senior AFL competitions across Australia are into their grand final weekends.  We are filled with great pride watching the future stars of tomorrow be selected for the biggest games of their careers....

George ‘Sadist’ Mather

George Mather’s involvement with umpiring has spanned 62 years – as a boundary umpire with the VFL Reserve Grade, Umpires’ Trainer and Fitness Coach for the VFL Goal Umpires’ squad. George Mather, born to Vi...

Milestones achieved and records broken this weekend

Justin Schmitt becomes the 13th umpire in the history of the game to umpire 350 games this weekend when he takes the field in the Adelaide v Geelong Preliminary Final. Justin just keeps getting better with age....

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...
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