The quiet man stands the test of time

Elite sportsmen and women are driven by many factors. They are all high achievers hungry for sustained success, to prove that their first victory or moment was not a fluke.  Some like David Dixon are also drive...

Round 5 – Shorts

Here is a quirky one to start this weeks observations.  Did Ben Ryan not hear the call from Luke Hodge yesterday which meant that the coin had to be tossed again or was it that the coin tosser used a "lucky coi...

Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal

The AFLUA through the Jeff Crouch Foundation donated $5445 to the Children's Hospital appeal on Good Friday. The foundation was established by the association as a remark of respect to life member, Jeff Crouch ...

Life Member, Laurie Foley passes away

Laurie, passed away on Good Friday aged 80 after a brief illness. Laurie began his umpiring as a field umpire with the VFL reserve grade competition in 1954. He joined the VFL senior panel in 1957 until his r...

After eight seasons, Chris reaches 150 games

It has been almost a decade of umpiring AFL footy, but upon reflection, Chris states, “it has gone pretty quick.” Chris began his umpiring career in the VFL in 2003, alongside fellow AFL boundary umpires, Da...

The rocket scientist reaches 100

Early days in field umpire, Rob Findlay's career there was confusion among the group about just what his occupation was.  That's easy said Giesch (former umpires' manager Jeff Gieschen) he's a "rocket scientist...

Matthew Tomkins reaches 50 games

Boundary umpire, Matthew Tomkins has taken two seasons and four games to notch up his first 50 AFL games.  Not since Chris Gordon a couple of years ago has someone reached a milestone in such a quick time.  Mat...
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