Umpires

Queensland Umpiring Numbers on the Up

Umpiring numbers have increased this year, in a big positive step for AFL football in Queensland. In 2017, AFL Queensland counted 1235 umpires in their ranks, up from 1182 last year. Of the 163 new umpires, 79 were boundary umpires, 57

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Umpiring Registrations Open

Umpiring registrations for the 2018 season are now open, providing the opportunity for a new wave of umpires to join the sport. According to AFL Queensland Community Umpire Development Manager Nicholas Liparota, umpiring continues to have a strong appeal for

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New summer program for aspiring umpires

Whether you’re a previous AFL football player who isn’t quite ready to leave the game, or you’re just keen to get involved in AFL, the AFL Umpire Summer Development Program is for you. With the end of the 2017 season

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AFLW Nod for Young Ump

As a sixteen-year-old playing for the Aspley Hornets, Andrew Adair he made the switch to umpiring, a choice that now looks like a wise one considering his meteoric rise through the umpiring ranks. After doing his time in the QAFL

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150 Games for Fran Cudmore

Fran Cudmore grew up in a footy household, which often meant heading down to Glenferrie Road in Melbourne to watch her father’s beloved Hawks, or other times, listening on the radio when the former wasn’t available. Fran was even a

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Blowing the whistle on umpire abuse

As part of our Stop Umpire Abuse Campaign, AFL Queensland Community Umpire Development Manager and former AFL Umpire, Nicholas Liparota, shares his thoughts on the role we all play in changing negative views around umpiring. Preparing for the launch of

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Umpire Peter Taylor Cracks 900

Goal umpire Peter Taylor reached 900 games last weekend in a career that started in Geelong back in 1989. That is just under 400 games more than record holder for field umpiring, and AFL Hall of Fame umpire inductee Tom

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300 in Fluro for Morris

Having a moment to look back on and be proud of is something we all long for. That moment happened over the weekend for Andrew Morris, as he umpired his 300th game of community football. Morris’s love for football started at

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Umpire Terry Carter reaches 500

Brisbane goal umpire Terry Carter has seen quite a bit in his time officiating, from the pulsing coastline of Geelong in Victoria, to the red dust of Alice Springs and the North-Eastern humidity only Queensland can afford. Once, at a

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AFL celebrates community umpires

Round Seven of the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season has been designated Community Umpiring Week with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the grassroots level. Umpires at each AFL match this weekend will

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Aaron Deckys to Umpire 300th AFL Game

There is an athlete gliding across the Gabba turf this season, who once rubbed shoulders with Tony ‘Plugger’ Lockett, was there, when one of the most dominant teams in recent memory, the Michael Voss captained Brisbane Lions, terrorised the competition

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150 milestone for umpire James Waldorff

It all started on the lush footy fields of North West Tasmania when Waldorff was in grade four, when a meat pie, a can of Coke and a Killer Python was reward enough. The bonus, was getting to scurry up

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New umpires sponsor for AFLQ

  AFL Queensland today announced The All Finanz Group as  official partner of the South East Queensland community umpires. The deal will see the The All Finanz Group branding feature on all off and on-field  uniforms for the next three

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Queensland Umps make AFLW debut

Following a successful outing for the Brisbane Lions in round one of the AFLW, it is now time for more Queensland talent to leave an impression on the competition. Four Queensland umpires will pull on their boots for the first

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All Nations honour for Queensland Umps

From September 25th-29th I had the absolute pleasure of attending and umpiring the 2016 Female Diversity Championships in Shepparton, Victoria with fellow Gold Coast umpire Georgia Brehmer. The Championships offered girls from across the country with a range of cultural

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Tuesday Talking Points

100! It was only last week we were speaking about the task ahead of Trent McIntyre if he wanted to bring up the goal kicking ton for the Southeast Suns this year. Well, he didn’t muck around doing it. Needing

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QAFL Whistleblowers – Ep 1

The first episode of QAFL Whistleblowers is upon us, where we go back through the tapes, check in with the umpiring department, and give you an insight into what the crew in green are looking for when controlling a game.

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Relative success for NEAFL umps

Super umpiring brothers Nick and Zac Mabb will link up this Saturday for their first game together at NEAFL level. The Mabb brothers will officiate the Lions v Giants NEAFL clash on Saturday with 21 year-old Nick as a boundary

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Tuesday Talking Points

Roo beauty I’ve seen a few strange occurrences at the footy in my time, but I’ve never seen a Kangaroo hop through the middle of a warm up. On Friday night at Ipswich, Skippy decided he was a bit chilly

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AFL Debut for Queenslander Bock

Queenslander Peter Bock will make his AFL boundary umpiring debut in front of a home state crowd at the Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood Gabba clash this Saturday night. It’s been a meteoric rise for the Mountain Creek State High School

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Whetton to reach NEAFL half-century

Alex Whetton will umpire his 50th NEAFL game this Saturday in the Redland vs. Aspley clash. The 20-year-old hasn’t wasted any time racing to the half-century. Whetton, who came through he Brisbane Juniors umpiring ranks, made his NEAFL debut in

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AFL Celebrates Community Umpiring

Round Eight in the 2016 Toyota AFL Premiership Season has been designated to celebrate community umpiring with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the grassroots level. Umpires at each AFL match this weekend

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AFL Umpire Roadshow hits Queensland

The AFL Umpire roadshow landed in Queensland this week, with three AFL listed umpires touring schools and umpire training sessions within South East Queensland. The Umpire Roadshow is an AFL initiative which enables elite level umpires to visit metropolitan and

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Umpiring pre-season tune up

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the AFL Queensland Umpires as they, like the players, prepare for a big 2016. It all started on February 20, when the Queensland Umpiring Academy held their annual conference. Aspley NEAFL coach,

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New 2016 AFL rules explained

With the NAB Challenge only nine days away, we thought it’s time to take a look at what rules have changed for 2016. There are two categories of new rules for 2016. Some will be trialed in the NAB Challenge

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World champ appointed umpire S&C coach

Benita Willis – a four time Olympian and World Cross Country gold medalist – has been appointed as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Queensland NEAFL and QAFL umpires for 2016. Willis, who has competed internationally in events from

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Whetton gets AFL call up

The good news for Queenslanders realising their AFL dreams just keeps on coming, except this time, it’s from a different side of the game. Alex Whetton, a 20 year old who has been umpiring throughout Queensland for the last nine

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QAFL and QWAFL Grand Final Umpire Appointments

The umpiring appointments for the QAFL Seniors, Reserves, and QWAFL Grand Finals have been announced. The games take place this Saturday September 20, at Leyshon Park Yeronga. The QAFL Reserves game starts at 10:00am, the QAFL Seniors kick off at

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2015 NEAFL Grand Final Umpires announced

  The 2015 NEAFL Grand Final umpiring panel has been announced with three officials set to make their debuts in Saturday night’s blockbuster between NT Thunder and Aspley in Darwin. The season decider will be controlled by field umpires Alex

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Grand Final day honour for Queensland umpires

  Two of Queensland’s most talented young umpires, Alex Whetton and Alistair Meldrum, have been selected to officiate the Toyota AFL Grand Final curtain raiser match. Whetton will assume field umpiring duties, with Meldrum between the goals. Queensland State Umpire

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