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Rowan Sawers – 2022 Australia Day honours

Rowan Sawers lifelong commitment to umpiring Australian football was recognised in the 2022 Australia Day honours with the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). That commitment began as a teenage...

Matt Stevic – All-Australian Field Umpire 2021

Congratulations to Matt Stevic who was named AFL All-Australian Field Umpire for season 2021.  Matt has shown amazing consistency having now won the award on 8 occasions - 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 201...

Vale Mike Ball

It is with great sadness that in the early hours of Saturday 11th of December WANFLUA Life Member and Hall of Fame umpire Mike Ball passed away.   For more than two decades Mike was a leading umpir...

Tom Sullivan – promotion to AFL Goal List (QLD)

Following Alistair Meldrum’s retirement, Tom Sullivan has been promoted to the AFL goal umpires’ list in Queensland for season 2022. A lover of Aussie Rules, Tom played footy as a serviceable midfielder at t...

Alistair “Molly” Meldrum announces his retirement

After six years at the elite level of AFL football, Alistair “Molly” Meldrum has announced his retirement from umpiring AFL football. Alistair joined the AFL list in 2016 and was fortunate to have two experi...

Chris Appleton announces his resignation

Chris Appleton has announced his resignation from the AFL Goal Umpires’ Coach role and will finish up on Friday.   Chris admitted it was a tough decision and goal umpiring has been part of his life...

Rhys Negerman appointed to AFL Goal Umpires List (SA)

After starting his goal umpiring career with the SAAFL in 2010, Rhys Negerman enjoyed immediate success umpiring the Division 3 grand final in his first year.  In 2011, he progressed to the SANFL and umpir...

Vale Roly Caird

It is with great sadness that the AFLUA reports the passing of life member, 1959 VFL Grand Final goal umpire and its oldest living umpire Roly Caird. Roly began umpiring with the VFL Reserve Grade in 1949. I...