When umpire Joshua James officiated in the Carlton v Gold Coast match in AFLW Season 2023 Round 1, he became the first Aboriginal person to do so in an AFLW match.
Read more about Joshua’s umpiring journey and his interview via this article link in the National Indigenous Times – https://nit.com.au/30-08-2023/7432/joshua-james-rise-from-local-footy-ump-to-history-maker.
# Featured image – Joshua James and Uncle Glenn James at the AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round launch in 2023. (Image: Michael Willson/AFL Photos)
# Information and image sourced from the National Indigenous Times article.