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Ryano is clearly up for the challenge

"When I retired at the end of 2011, I was content that I had achieved all that I had ever wanted from umpiring.  I was at peace with myself and had no regrets," reflected Shaun Ryan when we spoke to him today a...
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Round 18 shorts – Esler makes it 100

Boundary umpire, Chris Esler umpired his 100th AFL game on Friday night in the North Melbourne v Collingwood clash at Etihad Stadium. After looking at the appointments in some detail I smiled when I saw the oth...
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AFLUA Queensland Luncheon

Generations of umpires and their partners attended the AFLUA 2016 Queensland lunch at the Lord Stanley Hotel in Brisbane on Sunday 10 July. Host Peter Howe welcomed everyone to the function including special g...
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Round 16 shorts – Ryan continues to rack up the games

Evergreen field umpire, Shaun Ryan umpired his 250th AFL day game up on the Gold Coast last weekend.  Shaun, who is just loving his involvement back in the AFL, ran around with two young guns, David Harris and ...
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Passing of two AFLUA Life Members

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of two life members.   Ken Quinn    Ken passed away last Friday. He was 71. Ken was a VFLUA member between 1969-81, he was on the Social Committee in ...
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This is Dillon to a Tee

Dillon has followed his passions through two states to umpire AFL football. His first passion umpiring, began in Adelaide in his teenage years, before following his second passion, Eleni Glouftsis to Melbourne ...
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Round 15 shorts: Four field umpire trial comes to an end

The AFL is now pondering whether to introduce the system in 2017 following the 18 game trial. Reactions have been mixed but one thing to come from the trial is that matches were not "over umpired" which was alw...