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ROLY BRINGS UP A CENTURY!!!

The Association’s oldest life member Roly Caird turns 100 today! Roly was a goal umpire with the VFL from 1955 to 1970 and umpired 231 VFL games including 6 finals and 1 grand final in 1959.  A regular membe...

Jesse Baird – 1st AFL game

Jesse Baird was introduced to the umpiring fraternity back in December when he was appointed to the AFL goal umpire list in Queensland.  All was going well until Covid-19 restrictions came into play robbing him...

200 AFL games – Stephen Williams

199 AFL games………………200 AFL games……………..201 AFL games coming soon! One might have to reach for the record books to find out if there has been an umpire who has had to wait so long between officiating their 19...

AFL Umpires will be rusty too:  Chamberlain

AFL fans can expect a few head-scratchers and possibly even some downright howlers from the umpires when the premiership season resumes. But it will be a small price to pay if footy returns in June, as seems...

Sam Stagg – 1st AFL game

No-one could have anticipated umpiring your first AFL game in an empty stadium, but these are strange times indeed. Sam Stagg’s career started with the Bendigo Umpires’ Association where he umpired the 2011 ...

During many wars, Australian rules football matches have been played overseas in places like northern Africa and Vietnam as a celebration of Australian culture and as a bonding exercise between soldiers. Des...
Ken Creighton (3) boarding ship bound for New Guinea

VX50720 Corporal Ken Creighton

Anzac Day is the day all Australians come together in remembrance. But this year we'll have to come together in spirit, instead of in person. boundary umpire Ken Creighton debuted in senior football in Round 1,...
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