Matthew Young – promotion to AFL Rookies’ List

Welcome to field umpire Matthew Young, who has joined the AFL Rookie Umpires’ List for 2022. A 146-game (*includes NEAFL matches, 2011-2019) veteran of the state umpiring scene, and 11 matches into his AFLW ...

Nic McGinness – AFL debut

Over the years in his umpiring career, field umpire Nic McGinness has learnt to build flexibility into his preparations, to accommodate for the unexpected circumstances that could lead up to a matchday. This mi...

Simon Blight – AFL debut

Congratulations to Boundary Umpire Simon Blight, who made his AFL debut in Round 7 of the 2022 season. Simon officiated at the Melbourne v Hawthorn showdown at the 39,000-strong MCG, where Melbourne emerged ...

MEDIA WATCH – Article in ‘The Age’

“‘It was tolerated back then – and it won’t be now’: The umpires fighting back.” Today’s write-up in ‘The Age’ by Konrad Marshall looks at the umpires’ stories. Read the full article via this link – ht...

AFLUA X-Umpires’ Luncheon – Moments

Our X-Umpires’ Luncheon for April was another success. Here’s a selection of photos from the event held at The Glasshouse, Caulfield. The AFLUA X-Umpires' Luncheons provide a great opportunity for former ump...

Samuel Nippress – promotion to AFL Rookies’ List

Congratulations to field umpire Samuel Nippress, who has been added to the 2022 AFL Rookie Umpires’ list. Samuel took up the whistle in 2008 with the AFL Central Australia. He has since progressed steadily –...

Media watch – Rob Kerr radio interview

AFL Umpires Association CEO Rob Kerr speaks to SEN 1116 Radio about the recent report on female participation in Umpiring, the respect for umpires, the dissent rule, umpiring pathway and more. Listen to the ...

WANFL Umpires Association Team of the Decade

At their 70th Anniversary Function, the WANFL Umpires Association recently recognised the Team of the Decade for the period 2012-2021. Congratulations to the following umpires who made up the team: Field ...