Milestones

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 ...

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 –...

Simon Blight – Promotion to AFL Boundary Umpires List

Congratulations to Simon Blight, who has been elevated to the 2022 AFL Boundary Umpires’ List. With 27 career AFLW matches and 94 VFL matches to his name, Simon further umpired at two AFLW Grand Finals (2021...

Tom Sullivan – AFL Debut

Goal Umpire Tom Sullivan reflected on an “amazing occasion”, as he umpired his first career AFL match in Round 3 of the 2022 season. The Gabba was treated to a goal-glut on April 2 (Saturday), as Brisbane ra...

Rhys Negerman – AFL debut

Goal Umpire Rhys Negerman was another debutant in the 2022 AFL Round 2, as he officiated in the match-up between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn. Looking back at his first AFL match, and receiving the AFLUA Herit...

Ty Duncan – AFL debut

Congratulations to Boundary Umpire Ty Duncan, who marked his maiden AFL outing alongside his idol Peter Bock. Ty was amongst the officials’ list for the 2022 AFL Round 2 match at the Metricon Stadium (Carrar...