Ex AFL field umpire appointed as the new QLD coach

Ex AFL field umpire Gary Fila has been appointed as the next AFL umpires coach in Queensland replacing Cameron Nash who was appointed as the new AFL Victoria umpires' manager in December. Gary umpired 48 gam...

Two champions presented with association awards

The annual AFL umpires camp was the venue to present two prestigious association awards to two champions of umpiring. Current field umpire, Matt Stevic had the pleasure of presenting retired field umpire Sha...

Father of an association stalwart passes away

You could not umpire in the Sunraysia Football League during the 1970's or 80's without knowing long time goal umpire Charlie Cook.  We all know his son, Allan, who recently won two gold medals at the world mas...
Jack Drysdale at the 1930 ANA conference, Mildura

Jack was the secretary

It took quite some time to identify many of the early association office-bearers. Actual records only went as far back as 1938 and the period from 1909 had to be researched from letters and newspaper articles a...

Toughest start to any season

Ask anyone who has been around a while in AFL umpiring circles and they all nod in agreement, this has been the toughest start to any AFL season in living memory. Scott Jeffery acknowledged the same after th...

Ex AFL goal umpire leaps into development role

Recently retired AFL goal umpire Troy Mavroudis has certainly taken the notion of a "sea change" to a whole new level. Troy has left the iconic surrounds of the Gold Coast and traded it for the interior of S...

George is second VFL/AFL umpire reach 100 years

Grand final boundary umpire George Smith turned 100 years of age on 30 December. He becomes the second VFL/AFL umpire to reach the century mark. George umpired 145 VFL matches from 1938-1949 including the 1...
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