Four umpires debut in grand final

Four AFL umpires will make their grand final debut in the 2013 AFL Grand Final. Field umpire Mathew Nicholls who was the emergency field umpire in the 2012 grand final steps up this year. Mathew becomes the...

Three grand final umpires become legends

The AFLUA elevated three grand final umpires to grand final legend status at its 2013 recognition dinner on Saturday night. Field umpire, Robert Scott, boundary umpire, Gordon Muir and goal umpire Anthony Bl...

State League Grand Finals

As footy draws to a close in many states this weekend it will become the beginning for many umpires who are looking to get an AFL contract. The 2013 VFL Grand Final sees current AFL rookie Shaun Gleeson achi...

Getting to the pointy end

By 10.30pm (eastern standard time) on Saturday there will only be two teams left in the race for the ultimate prize and one team of umpires.  The cutting of AFL officials is as ruthless as the exiting of a team...

AFL Rookies enter finals race

The remaining field umpire rookies across Australia are also entering the pointy end of their seasons.  In WA, Justin Orr is sitting as the emergency umpire in the WAFL preliminary final, while second rookie, S...

NEAFL finals news

AFL rookies have again led their respective NEAFL conferences in umpiring performance  and have been appointed to their conference finals. The northern conference final will be umpired by AFL rookies Andrew ...

AFL Umpires Milestones

Field umpire Mat Nicholls umpired his 200th AFL match last Sunday in the Richmond v. Carlton final at the MCG.  Achieving a milestone game in a final certainly makes it that little more memorable.  It was Mat's...

AFL listed umps take out prestigious SANFLUA awards

The South Australian Umpires Association held its annual dinner on Tuesday night where life members and current umpires come together to celebrate umpiring in South Australia.  Current running umpires get the o...
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