Gary Fila appointed NFNL Head of Umpiring

The Northern Football Netball League is pleased to announce the appointment of former AFL field umpire Gary Fila as Head of Umpiring. Fila brings extensive experience to the position – which has been expande...

Newly listed AFL boundary umpire, David Wood

As someone who has a passion for running, umpiring seemed like the right fit for David. Recruited into umpiring through a school program on the Gold Coast, David found his new passion for umpiring. Starting ...

Work Experience Insight

Throughout my week with the AFLUA, I learnt that there’s a huge amount of work that happens behind the scenes to enable day to day tasks to take place. Being a boundary umpire myself with the Ballarat Footba...

Newly listed AFL boundary umpire, Sam Stagg

From a young seventeen-year-old to finding himself on the 2020 AFL Umpires List, Sam Stagg has come in leaps and bounds to ensure his spot for the 2020 season.  For an idea to stay fit, earn money and stay i...

Vale Joe Bell and Andy Craig

Former VFL Umpire, Joe Bell passed away on November 15 2019 aged 85.  While Joe wasn’t a VFLUA life member,  he was a life member of the VFL Reserve Grade Umpires Association and the Ballarat Football Umpires A...

Chris Appleton – new AFL Goal Umpire Coach

Chris Appleton has been appointed as the AFL Goal Umpire Coach and will commence in the role on 1 December 2019. Chris umpired 286 AFL matches including 3 AFL Grand Finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was emer...

Umpire academy founder named WA Young Person of the Year

A NORTHERN suburbs teenager who founded a football umpire academy when she was 14 has been named WA’s young person of the year. Butler resident Brenda Amito (16) received the title and the participate award ...

Ron Bailey honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Ron Bailey, has managed our X umpires group for the past 14 years and still has a smile on his face! At our last X-umpires luncheon at Caulfield Ron was presented with his Life Time Achievement Award by CEO, Pe...
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