The AFLUA has made it’s annual contribution to the Good Friday Appeal, donating $7,500. The charity drive raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital, helping to fund medical research, state of the art equipment, and education, all to improve the care of hospitalised children and support their families. In 2023, the Good Friday Appeal raised a record breaking $23 million.

CEO Rob Kerr presenting the check. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

The AFL covered the event with a media release on their website

THE AFL Umpires Association (AFLUA), via the Jeff Crouch Foundation, has made a generous donation of $7,500 to the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The Jeff Crouch Foundation was established in 1995 to perpetuate Jeff’s memory. Jeff umpired 182 VFL games, including 15 finals and five VFL Grand Finals.

Jeff, who passed away in 1994, was a past President, Life Member, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and an inaugural member of the AFLUA Hall of Fame.

He was also the Appeal Director for the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal for 15 years, during which time millions of dollars were raised for the charitable organisation.

AFLUA CEO Rob Kerr said that the umpires were proud to continue to honour the work that Crouch did for the Good Friday Appeal.

“Jeff did such an incredible job supporting the Good Friday Appeal across his tenure and it is only fitting that the umpiring group continue to honour his contribution by supporting such a worthy cause,” said Kerr.

“The AFL Umpires, like most Victorians and parents, want to recognise and support the amazing work the Royal Children’s hospital does and we are pleased to be able to contribute annually to such a worthy cause.”

This year marks the 11th year the AFLUA have donated to the appeal with their overall tally reaching more than $65,000

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