Round 19 shorts: Milestones aplenty

Congratulations this week must go to our two 100 game milestone achievers, Rob Taylor (boundary) and Andrew Mitchell (field).  Andrew umpired for 8 years and 150 games in the VFL before making the AFL list at a...
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Trucking Magnate – Alan Ross Raphael

Alan Ross Raphael, commonly known as Ross is one of our longest serving life members, but who is he really?   Ross set out with the intention of having his own business.  He quickly went from one tru...
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Andrew Mitchell – 100 sensational games

In 1997 Andrew Mitchell started his umpiring journey with the Waverley Junior Football Association. Although this league has now disbanded, Andrew’s career certainly has not. This weekend in the Western Bulldog...
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Round 18 shorts: AFLUA support the Pride Game

The third annual Pride match was played between Sydney and St.Kilda on Saturday night at the SCG. Both Sydney and St.Kilda stand united to promote inclusion in our game from all corners of our society. The AFLU...
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A Telemarketer?  Surely not………

I am sure Simon Leigh has been called many things but a telemarketer isn’t probably one of them. Damien Main was at work one Monday afternoon when he received a call from an unknown number so decided to let it ...
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Grand Final great passes away

AFLUA life member and grand final umpire Leo Sutton passed away in Canberra last week after a short illness.  Leo was a tireless volunteer in his latter years working for the Canberra Lions Club and the Ca...
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Vale Colin Newcombe

Former Cadet Squad field umpire and long time friend and supporter of the AFLUA, Colin Newcombe has passed away after an eight month battle with cancer. Col began umpiring in 1984 in the Colac and District FL....
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350 up for Thommo

Week after week for 21 years, Mark Thommo Thomson has trained and prepared his body to umpire AFL Football. Since his first appointment back in 1996 to Adelaide Vs Sydney, Thommo has umpired in 28 Finals, 5 Gra...
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Right on Par with the greats Nicho 300

Mat (Nicho) Nicholls got involved in umpiring for some pocket money and to lose some weight back in the Diamond Valley Football League in 1992. He is now one of the most elite and professional umpires at the AF...