Congratulations to former AFL boundary umpire Aaron Deckys, who was recently welcomed into the 2023 Queensland Football Hall of Fame.

Aaron umpired his first AFL match in Round 6, 1998, between Brisbane and Richmond at the Gabba. He became the 42nd umpire in VFL/AFL history to umpire 300 games (Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide, 2017), the 11th boundary umpire and the first Queensland umpire.

He was a member of the QAFL Umpires Team of the Century in 2001, and officiated in 327 AFL games from 1998-2018, six AFL finals, 145 QAFL Seniors games and four QAFL grand finals in 1998-2002-03-05.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Sunshine Coast AFL Hall of Fame. Aaron is also a Life Member of the AFLUA and the AFLQUA.

To read the full interview article of Aaron’s Hall of Fame recognition, please visit this link on the AFL Queensland website –


# Information via AFL Queensland article and AFLUA archives.

# Image – AFLUA archives.

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