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Vale Roly Caird

It is with great sadness that the AFLUA reports the passing of life member, 1959 VFL Grand Final goal umpire and its oldest living umpire Roly Caird. Roly began umpiring with the VFL Reserve Grade in 1949. It was an era when the VFL goal umpires list was ma...

Jordan Russell – promotion to AFL List

Jordan Russell is one of two boundary umpires who have been promoted to the AFL list where he is joining the Western Australia panel in season 2022. Jordan’s introduction to umpiring began via some friends who were umpiring on weekends and making some good ...

Ben Fely – promotion to AFL list

The AFL has recently promoted boundary umpire Ben Fely to the NSW panel for season 2022. Ben, who resides in Canberra, took up boundary umpiring because he wasn’t the best of players but wanted to be around the game.  Like many of us, he enjoyed the po...

Steve Axon announces his retirement

AFL goal umpire Steve Axon has announced his retirement after umpiring the 2021 AFL grand final on Saturday night. After 17 years and 270 AFL games, Steve has decided it is time to focus on his family and the next chapter of his life. On behalf of the AF...

Statement from the AFL Umpires Association – Greene case

The AFL Umpires Association commends the fact that the AFL demonstrated its commitment to the safety of Umpires in the workplace by referring the case to the Tribunal and then seeking a six week penalty, which the AFLUA considered appropriate. Australian Fo...