JOSHUA JAMES’ RISE FROM LOCAL FOOTY UMP TO HISTORY MAKER

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 a...

2023 AFL ALL-AUSTRALIAN UMPIRES

The AFLUA would like to congratulate field umpire Robert Findlay, boundary umpire Matthew Konetschka and goal umpire Adam Wojcik, who were selected as the 2023 All-Australian Umpires at the recent AFL Awards fu...

2023 AFLW SEASON 8 UMPIRES’ PANEL UPDATE

Congratulations to all the 106 umpires selected to officiate in the 2023 AFLW Season 8 competition. This season will see 36 field umpires, 42 boundary umpires and 28 goal umpires from across the nation ply t...

AARON DECKYS – 2023 QUEENSLAND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Congratulations to former AFL boundary umpire Aaron Deckys, who was recently welcomed into the 2023 Queensland Football Hall of Fame. Aaron umpired his first AFL match in Round 6, 1998, between Brisbane and ...

MITCH LE FEVRE RETIREMENT UPDATE

Decorated AFL boundary umpire Mitch Le Fevre has decided to call time on his career after the end of the 2023 season. His decision to call stumps comes on the back of successful spells spanning decades acros...

AFLUA X-UMPIRES’ LUNCHEON – AUGUST 2023

The AFLUA X-Umpires’ Luncheon for August was recently held at the Glasshouse in Caulfield. Our X-Umpires’ Luncheons continue to provide a great opportunity for retired umpires to catch up regularly. This ...

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE 400 CLUB

Two of the AFL’s most veteran umpires are set to join the 400-games club, as field umpire Chris Donlon and boundary umpire Adam Coote complete their respective 400th AFL matches this weekend. The decorated d...

CHRIS GORDON SHARES RETIREMENT UPDATE

Boundary umpire Chris Gordon recently announced his decision to retire from AFL umpiring at the end of the 2023 AFL season. Chris made the announcement at an AFL umpires’ training session at Marvel Stadium, ...