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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Goal umpire Hung to commentate Q Clash

Whether it’s goal umpiring or commentating an AFL game in Vietnamese, multicultural program ambassador Hung Huynh Quang will play a vital part in this weekend’s multicultural round. Huynh Quang first came to Australia three years ago from Vietnam to complete

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Hat-trick of NEAFL umpire on debut

It’s a big weekend for Cameron Valenti, Kyle Hoysted, and Matthew Bridges as they take to the field at Tidbold Park as the NEAFL’s newest umpires. Valenti will officiate the field, Hoysted will cover the boundary, and Bridges will be

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Umpire plays special part in Indigenous Round

This Saturday, Lenny Christie will do his bit in recognising the connection between Australia’s game and the Indigenous culture, when he takes to the field to umpire. Christie will perform the Welcome to Country ceremony at Yeronga at the start

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Queensland duo set for NEAFL umpiring debut

When the ball is bounced at Tidbold Park on Saturday, there will be two fresh faces to the NEAFL ranks in green shirts. Andrew Adair and Peter Bock will take charge of the Redland vs. Ainslie game, with Adair on

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AFL Celebrates Community Umpiring Round

  Round Seven of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season has been designated Community Umpiring Round 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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Goal umpire duo to make NEAFL debut

    This weekend’s Round 3 fixture will see two goal umpires make their NEAFL Debut. Kate Lushington will take up scoring duties at Graham Rd Oval for the Aspley vs. Ainslie clash, while Warren Derrick will head to Tidbold

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Mackay trio to umpire NEAFL Anzac Clash

The annual Mackay NEAFL Anzac Day Clash has become a highlight of North Queensland’s football calendar. And when the Gold Coast SUNS and Sydney Swans Reserve teams take to the field this Anzac Day, three local Mackay umpires will be

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NEAFL umpiring squad announced

The 2015 Queensland and Northern Territory NEAFL Squad Umpiring squad has been announced ahead of the competition’s opening round this weekend. State Umpire Manager – Queensland, Gary Fila, said he was pleased with the balance of the list, which includes

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AFL’s best umpires hit the road

The AFL Umpire Roadshow has arrived, with AFL Umpires travelling from Townsville to Northern NSW giving community and junior umpires a chance to meet and learn from some of the league’s best. The Roadshow features umpires with a bevy of

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SEQ Umpire Academy squads named

AFL Queensland has named the 2015 South East Queensland Umpire Academy Squads. The Academy was relaunched in 2014 as a state based field umpire program. “Queensland State Umpire Manager Gary Fila said the success of the program after just one

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Whetton following AFL umpiring dream

By Byron Parish

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Community celebrates Umpires Round

By Michelle Esperenza-Lee

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AFLQ Road Test: Umpiring

We sent community footy writer, Beth Newman, behind the goals, ahead of Community Umpiring Round.

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Footballers turn the tables on umps

By Beth Newman

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Pullinger to debut at Festival of Football

By Grant Hitzman

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Stephens joins senior AFL umpire panel

Queensland field umpire Andrew Stephens has been appointed to the senior AFL umpiring panel for 2014. It’s a case of third time lucky for the 25-year-old Darra local, who has trialled and been rookie listed with the AFL twice before.

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NEAFL Grand Final Umpires

By Anisha Mistry

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Boyce to be first female GF umpire

Kimberley Boyce will be the first woman to umpire a division one seniors grand final tomorrow.

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Queenslander to umpire AFL finals

Queensland AFL boundary umpire, Aaron Deckys, was last night announced as one of the 16 boundary umpires that will officiate in this year’s finals series. Aaron will kick off his finals duties with Friday night’s Qualifying Final clash between premiership

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Hall hits umpiring ton

Aaron Hall will umpire his 100th game on Sunday.

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Baldwin to umpire 200th

NEAFL umpire, Jason Baldwin, will umpire his 200th match this weekend.

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Cairns umpire makes local history

By Murray Wenzel courtesy of the Cairns Post

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