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David Flegg AM – A Legend

“The term ‘legend’ is widely misused nowadays.  But, ‘legend’ is such an apt description for our latest Legend, David Flegg AM.” So said goal umpiring stalwart Leigh Keen (heritage #179), who was befittingly tasked with formally inducting David Flegg t...

“AFL umpire trio make Fletcher’s day”

The following article is from the AFL website. Aspiring junior umpire, Fletcher Dandy, received a special visit from three of his idols at the Royal Children's Hospital, as AFL umpires Ray Chamberlain, Matt Stevic and Nathan Williamson stopped by with a uniqu...

AFLUA Umpiring Hall of Fame – Thirteenth Ballot

On Monday night the AFLUA hosted the Hall of Fame induction dinner for the thirteenth ballot. The induction of thirteen new members to the Hall of Fame was celebrated, as well as the elevation of David Flegg AM to Legend Status. Induction into the Hall of F...

Leigh Matthew’s take on AFL’s Umpire Training Facilities

AFL player of the 20th century Leigh Matthews has described the AFL's treatment of umpires as "astounding and embarrassing" on 3AW.  This comes after Caroline Wilson exposed the lack training facilities for AFL umpires on Footy Classified. "How much...