2023 AGM Wrap-Up

Monday night saw the AFLUA annual general meeting held for 2023. Each year the AGM provides a forum for the CEO and President to address members, deliver annual reports, move motions, announce award winners,...

Mystery solved! A Merri Christmas…

One of the most frequent questions asked of the association is "What happened to the VFL Reserve Grade Umpires Association honour board?" Listing office bearers of the VFLRGUA from 1970-1983, the board was h...

Repost: What ad-land can learn from AFL Boundary Umpires

Advertiser Sophie Mateer recently penned an opinion piece in the media industry magazine B&T. In the article Sophie "reflects on the lessons that media execs can learn from a very unlikely place - AFL bound...

Trent Bowes: On 50 Games and More

In round ten of Season Eight of the AFLW, when Geelong trounced Hawthorne at GMHBA stadium, umpiring history was, as ever, quietly being made on the boundary. Trent Bowes would walk off the ground that day as j...

X-Umpires Luncheon – November 2023

Our final X-Umpires luncheon of the year saw a predictably strong turnout, with some from as far as Sydney and Albury sought to make use of the AFLUA's celebratory Christmas bar tab. Around 40 past VFL, VFA and...

Golf Day – November 2023

On Monday this week, a group of 15 ex umpires came together at Medway Golf Course in Maidstone for the second golf event this year. The overcast weather cast no shadows on the day, with the fairways and gree...

Greta Miller – 50 Games

The AFLUA would like to congratulate boundary umpire Greta Miller on completing her 50th AFLW game. Having done so, Greta has made history by becoming the first female, and just the third umpire overall, to rea...