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Stephen McBurney Appointed to Head of Umpiring

The AFLUA has welcomed the appointment of Stephen McBurney to the role of Head of Umpiring. McBurney brings with him a wealth of umpiring experience having umpired 401 games from 1995 to 2013. More recently he ...

Luke Graves Debuts

Last week’s match between the Gold Coast and Richmond not only formed part of the opening of the 2024 AFL season, but also the AFL umpiring career of Luke Graves. The boundary umpire, who has relocated from ...

Jesse Baird – Obituary

Vale Jesse Baird   The outpouring of grief and volume of condolences following the death of Jessie Baird on 19 February 2024 was an indication of how highly he was esteemed in the communities of which ...

AFLUA Awards Announced

The 2023 AGM held on 5 February saw the AFLUA’s award winners announced. Two awards are given in each discipline: the most promising first or second year umpire as recommended by the AFL Umpiring Department ...

Culture of AFLW Gets a Tick, but Burnout an Emerging Issue

A recent AFLUA survey completed by fifty-eight AFLW umpires has provided some key insights into how the AFLW umpiring cohort experienced season 9. The survey, conducted in November 2023 indicates that umpiring ...

2023 AGM Wrap-Up

Monday night saw the AFLUA annual general meeting held for 2023. Each year the AGM provides a forum for the CEO and President to address members, deliver annual reports, move motions, announce award winners,...

Mystery solved! A Merri Christmas…

One of the most frequent questions asked of the association is "What happened to the VFL Reserve Grade Umpires Association honour board?" Listing office bearers of the VFLRGUA from 1970-1983, the board was h...