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Jordan Russell – promotion to AFL List

Jordan Russell is one of two boundary umpires who have been promoted to the AFL list where he is joining the Western Australia panel in season 2022. Jordan’s introduction to umpiring began via some friends w...

Ben Fely – promotion to AFL list

The AFL has recently promoted boundary umpire Ben Fely to the NSW panel for season 2022. Ben, who resides in Canberra, took up boundary umpiring because he wasn’t the best of players but wanted to be around ...

Steve Axon announces his retirement

AFL goal umpire Steve Axon has announced his retirement after umpiring the 2021 AFL grand final on Saturday night. After 17 years and 270 AFL games, Steve has decided it is time to focus on his family and th...

Statement from the AFL Umpires Association – Greene case

The AFL Umpires Association commends the fact that the AFL demonstrated its commitment to the safety of Umpires in the workplace by referring the case to the Tribunal and then seeking a six week penalty, which ...

Mark Thomson announces his retirement

Mark ‘Thomo’ Thomson has announced he is retiring, and his last game will be this Sunday – Adelaide v North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval. Mark made his debut back in Round One, 1996 when he officiated the Adel...

Daniel Wilson announces his retirement!

Congratulations to goal umpire Daniel Wilson who has announced his retirement and will officiate his final game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Daniel began his AFL career back in 2004 and debuted...

A Legend passes – Vale Mark Turner

Mark Turner, a seventh ballot (1971-1980) inductee into the AFL Umpires' Association Hall of Fame and subsequently elevated to the status of Legend has passed away aged 91. As VFLUA secretary from 1960-1970 ...