The Buzz man reaches 250

Ian ‘Buzza’ Burrows started his boundary umpiring journey with the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League back in the year 2000. Seventeen years later he will umpire in his 250th AFL match on Saturday a...
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Ronald Keith Bailey, J.P.

It is with pleasure that I bring to you Ronald Keith Bailey J.P., one of the hardest workers for our association that you would ever meet. Nothing is too much for Ron as he prepares and organizes the X-men umpi...

Round 20 shorts – SA goal umpire makes history

Steve Axon has always taken every opportunity to break records.  He umpired his first SANFL senior grand final as an 18-year-old.  A child protégé, success came to Steve because he has a relentless approach to ...

Congratulations on 200 games – Steve Axon

The fascination for goal umpiring started at a young age for Steve Axon, who this weekend will officiate his 200th game between Adelaide and Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval. Steve’s passion for umpiring began...

Drawn games

There is no doubt that a drawn game of football tantalises every statistician’s taste buds. Our own, David Flegg has had a great year providing us will all sorts of material. So I thought that for completeness ...

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 ...