Jesse Baird – Obituary

Vale Jesse Baird   The outpouring of grief and volume of condolences following the death of Jessie Baird on 19 February 2024 was an indication of how highly he was esteemed in the communities of which ...

Peter Howe Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Former AFLUA CEO Peter Howe will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary services to umpiring and the association spanning 45 years. Peter always has, and always will be, an association man...

Vale Jesse Baird

The AFLUA is shattered to learn of the tragic death of friend and colleague, AFL Umpire Jesse Baird. We pass on our deepest condolences to Jesse's family, friends and the umpiring community.  Jesse was ...

Mark Ensbey Receives Honorary AFLUA Life Membership

Former AFL Goal Umpire Mark Ensbey has been awarded an Honorary AFLUA Life Membership for his extraordinary commitment to umpiring. Mark’s journey as an AFL goal umpire began in 2014 when he made his debut i...

Brett Rosebury attends WA Community Umpiring Launch

Brett Rosebury recently travelled to Perth to take part in a Q&A for the West Australian Football Commission’s community umpiring launch. Around 70 community umpires attended the meet and greet and liste...

AFLUA Awards Announced

The 2023 AGM held on 5 February saw the AFLUA’s award winners announced. Two awards are given in each discipline: the most promising first or second year umpire as recommended by the AFL Umpiring Department ...

Culture of AFLW Gets a Tick, but Burnout an Emerging Issue

A recent AFLUA survey completed by fifty-eight AFLW umpires has provided some key insights into how the AFLW umpiring cohort experienced season 9. The survey, conducted in November 2023 indicates that umpiring ...

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,...