2024 Umpire List Released

After much deliberation, the AFL has released its Umpire List for the 2024 season. The four departing umpires; Luke Edwards, Chris Gordon, Drew Kowalski and Mitch Le Fevre will leave with a combined 1,029 ga...

Umpires ‘StepUp!’ for Down Syndrome Victoria

On Sunday 22nd AFLUA members volunteered at Down Syndrome Victoria’s annual StepUp! for Down Syndrome event, helping raise $45,574 to provide support for people with Down syndrome and their families. Ex-umps...

Cameron Manthey Recognised as Queensland’s Best

The AFL Umpires Association would like to congratulate Cameron Manthey on being awarded the 2023 AFL Queensland Umpire of the Year last Sunday. He now joins four-time winner Andrew Stephens and two-time winner ...

Vale Ted Johnson

The AFLUA was saddened to learn that Life Member and Lifetime Achievement Recipient Ted ‘Teddy’ Johnson recently passed away. Ted Johnson gave sixty years of service to Australian football as an umpire, traine...

AFLUA X-Umpires’ Luncheon – October 2023

Our X-Umpires’ Luncheons continue to provide a great opportunity for retired umpires to catch up regularly and share great yarns about their time in the game and beyond. On this occasion, our X-Umpires’ Coor...

Chris Gordon – another milestone reached

Congratulations to boundary umpire Chris Gordon, who will mark his 350th career AFL match this weekend when he takes to the field for the 2023 AFL Grand Final between Collingwood and Brisbane Lions at the MCG. ...