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Leigh Haussen promoted to the AFL list

“Never say never” is the new catch phrase going around in Leigh Haussen’s world! Having been delisted as a Rookie Umpire at the end of season 2016, Leigh now finds himself, following Jordan Bannister’s retireme...
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Welcome Michael to the NSW Boundary Squad

Michael Baker started boundary umpiring in Canberra in 2004 where he umpired his first final in 2005 and his first grand final in 2006. He then umpired the AFL Canberra Premier Division Grand Final and the Unde...
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Umps, cricketers unite in mate’s memory

Umpires and cricketers have had a hit together to remember a great mate. The Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association and Shepparton United Cricket Club teamed up last week for a tribute cricket match at P...
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Worth the wait for new boundary umpire, Corey Watkins

Losing weight is what attracted Corey Watkins to take up boundary umpiring which allowed him to run whilst also allowing him to follow his passion of being involved in the great Australian game. His career now...
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AFL umpires up the pressure to get rid of centre bounce

AFL umpires are ramping up pressure on the AFL Commission to dispense with the traditional centre bounce. The AFL Umpires' Association has canvassed the abolition of the bounce in its current negotiations with...
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Centre bounce an AFL tradition the game can do without

Tradition is an important part of football. There's perhaps no better example than the annual angst over the possibility of shifting the AFL grand final from its customary 2.30pm start to a twilight or night ti...
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Powering on to the AFL list

Congratulations to our new Rookie in Western Australia – Justin Power. Having umpired his first WAFL Grand Final in 2016 alongside two fellow GF debutants and close mates Nathan Williamson and Mark Worabec, Ju...
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Rookie Kayne Nund returns to the list

2017 sees the return of Kayne Nund to the Rookie Squad in Queensland after serving as a Rookie before in 2014.   Kayne commenced a player to umpire pathway program in 2013 and has umpired three years in t...
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AFLUA Life Member – John Martin passes away

AFLUA life member, John Martin passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14.  He was aged 92. John commenced his umpiring career in the VFL reserve grade competition in 1949 where he stayed until promote...
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Eleni breaks the glass ceiling and makes history

With all the fan fare of the new AFLW league entering its third week of competition and new AFL fans craving news of their latest stars one of the most significant appointments in VFL/AFL history has virtually ...