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Jordyn Pearson – celebrating a year of milestones

Congratulations to Victorian field umpire Jordyn Pearson, who made her VFL debut this month in Round 7 (Essendon v Box Hill Hawks) at Windy Hill. After Annie Mirabile and Eleni Glouftsis, Jordyn is now the thir...

Jason Yazdani – AFL debut

Congratulations to goal umpire Jason Yazdani, who joins the list of debutants in the ongoing 2022 AFL season. Jason, WAFL’s 2016 Rising Star and 2021 Goal Umpire of the Year, officiated in his first AFL matc...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 –...