The Hall of Fame celebrates the careers of great VFL/AFL umpires. On Monday June 29 umpiring royalty will be in attendance at the Park Hyatt Melbourne to recognise those who have delivered outstanding service to the AFLUA and the great game of Australian football.

The current members of the Hall of Fame were selected from umpires who officiated during the period 1909 until 2005. The men who are to be included in the 3rd induction are those who officiated between 2006 and 2010 and others who were reconsidered by the selection panel who umpired between 1909 and 2005.

There are four criteria that the committee considered

1. Association Loyalty, Commitment and Support

Loyalty is demonstrated by taking up full membership in every season the umpire is eligible to
to do so.
Commitment to the values of integrity, fairness, respect and trust demonstrated by the
behaviour of the umpire who at all times is expected to conform to the AFLUA code of conduct
or its antecedents and to meet all financial obligations of the association in a timely manner
Support is demonstrated by involvement in association affairs, such as standing for office
being a member of a sub-committee responding to association requests in a timely manner.

2. Outstanding Service to the association

Demonstrated by recipient of an honorary life membership. Significant length of service in
high executive positions. Meritorious leadership in high executive positions. Meritorious
leadership in a high executive position in the face of adversity. Recipient of a lifetime
achievement award

3. Outstanding on-field achievement in umpiring

Service of at least 20 years particularly by umpires who officiated in competitions based
outside the Melbourne metropolitan areas. Number of VFL/AFL matches and/or number of
VFL/AFL grand final matches.

4. A combination of significant service to the association and significant on-field achievement in umpiring.

We congratulate Colin Hood, Mathew Vitiritti, Gordon Muir, Darren Goldspink, Scott McLaren, Ian Brown, Brett Allen, Frank Gagliardi and Michael Bell on being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The only criteria for being elevated to legend status is:

Exemplary service to the Association over an extended period

We congratulate Bill Deller and David Howlett who have been elevated to legend status.

Tickets for the event are selling fast. They are available by contacting the AFLUA office on 9348 1611 or our event organiser Jane Wenn at

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