Spotlight on AFLQ Umpires

To celebrate Community Umpiring Week, we’re recognising some of our superstar team in green! Here’s a bit on how they got involved, why they love it and advice for those wanting to give it a go. Profile #1: NAME: Ben Johnson. DISCIPLINE

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AFLQ celebrates Community Umpiring Week

Between Round 8 and 9 of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season we will celebrate Community Umpiring Week with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the community level. Throughout the week, May 6

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Queensland football community celebrates International Women’s Day

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate

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Bradnams on board as AFLQ Umpiring Support Partner

AFL Queensland has announced a new partnership with Bradnams Windows and Doors; the proud wholly Australian-owned family business has been named as the AFLQ Umpiring Support Partner. The new partnership will see the Bradnams name featured prominently on umpire uniforms

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Toyota AFL Community Umpire Service: Jason Mitchell

The Mitchell family have a long and rich history with Queensland footy, with Jason celebrating his 20 years of service in 2019. Jason has always been the definition of a team player, going above and beyond to help grow the

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Queensland’s Andrew Stephens to officiate his 150th game

The AFL congratulates field umpires Chris Donlon, Andrew Stephens and Eleni Glouftsis on their respective milestones during Round 21 of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Chris Donlon will officiate in his 350th AFL game in the Round 21 Melbourne vs.

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Statement from AFL Queensland and the AFL Queensland Umpires Association

The below can be attributed to Janie McCullagh, President AFL Queensland Umpires Association (AFLQUA) and Trisha Squires, Head of AFL Queensland. AFL Queensland and the AFLQUA are working towards a resolution after productive dialogue this week, and we are committed

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Umpiring numbers in the green, but more needed

More people are playing footy in Queensland than ever before, but everyone knows a footy game can’t be played without the umpires. To tackle the issue head on, AFL Queensland has put the call out for retired footballers, ex-umpires, students

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Celebrating Queensland community umpires

Round Seven of the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season celebrates Community Umpiring Week with the aim to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the community level. To mark Community Umpiring Week in Queensland we’re shining a

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Rising star umpires get centre stage in this weekend’s Lions Round 7 match against Port Adelaide

Under the bright lights of the Gabba, ahead of a blockbuster clash between the Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide, three local league umpires from South East Queensland will pull on the lime green uniform and be a part of the

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Career Opportunities: Umpire Development Trainee

AFL Queensland currently has an exciting position available for someone wanting to pursue a career in the AFL industry through AFL SportsReady. As the successful applicant, you will: • Be employed by AFL SportsReady. • Work on-site with AFL QUEENSLAND

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AFL Queensland – Community Football Update

A note to the AFL football community, The health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners, volunteers and communities has been our number one priority. We are determined to be part of the whole of community response to slow

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It’s an exciting time for junior umpiring in Queensland.

AFL Queensland has today launched the adaption and re-brand of the Junior Football Umpire Program, colloquially in the past known as JFUP, will create more opportunities for club umpires who officiate the “Footy4Fun” age group. Along with the alignment of the

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Veteran NEAFL pair promoted to AFL Umpire Panel

By Ant Wingard Two of Queensland’s most promising umpires will ply their trade at the elite level in 2020 following their appointment to the senior AFL umpire panel. Queensland pair Jesse Baird and Matt Bridges were promoted to the AFL

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“It was fantastic” AFL Umpires make the most of Byron Bay experience

By Ant Wingard Current AFL-listed umpire Alex Whetton has lauded the Byron Bay AFL9s Invitational as the perfect way to roll into preseason training and highlighted the standard of Quensland umpiring at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay. Whetton (27

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Registration Open for Umpiring 2020

GET PAID to get Fit! GET PAID to have Fun! GET PAID to make Friends! Jump on board to see a different side of our game. Registrations to umpire in the 2020 season have officially opened. For all junior competitions

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From Brazil to the big time: How two Brazilians mastered umpiring

By Hayley Hinze Two Brazilian goal umpires have topped off their first season by officiating the QFAW Division 2 North Grand Final, between Hinterland and Ipswich last weekend. University students Aline Leonel and Juliana Almeida Magelhaes began their AFL experience

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Cam Rayner’s new experience in the green

By Cam Rayner Cam Rayner writes for on his new experience from the other side of the whistle. As challenging as waking up early the morning after a game can be, it was well worth the early rise to umpire local footy games

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Sunshine Coast homecoming perfect for an Angus NEAFL Debut

By Ant Wingard The Sunshine Coast remains rather unfamiliar territory for the NEAFL. Unlike the Gold Coast or the surrounding Brisbane suburbs north and south of the brown snake, the Sunshine Coast doesn’t boast any teams that compete in the

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A new career high: Manthey to officiate NAB Under 18 National Championships

By Alice Barker Manthey’s milestone umpiring appointment Rising Queensland umpire Cameron Manthey will be among a bevy of Queenslanders set to officiate games at the NAB Under 18 National Championships beginning in June this year. At the ripe age of

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Gallery: Community Umpire Round

Images from Community Umpire Round which took place from Monday April 29 to Sunday May 7. Community Umpire Round celebrates the contribution of umpires to our game with the aim of encouraging people from all backgrounds to be involved in

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Community Umpire Round: Lauretta Dowling

By Ant Wingard Sometimes, it’s difficult to fully grasp the rigours and complexity that comes with umpiring a game of Australian Rules football. For umpires though, the other side of the fence – playing – is a somewhat familiar realm

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Community Umpire Round: BJ Workman hangs up the whistle

By Alice Barker One of AFL Queensland’s most dedicated community umpires, BJ Workman, is set to hang up the whistle this week following a decades-long career in the green. With Workman scheduled for surgery this week after recurring neck injuries

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Matt Bridges to umpire AFL Women’s decider

By Ant Wingard Queensland may not have a team competing in the AFL Women’s Grand Final for the first time this year, but Sunday’s blockbuster at Adelaide Oval will still have a dash of influence from the sunshine state. On

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“It’s pretty much indescribable”: Webb’s opportunity of a lifetime

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard At a quarter past twelve last Thursday afternoon, February 28, Jake Webb received a phone call. By that same night, he was on a flight to Nauru. It was a trip Webb hadn’t even planned for

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Whetton’s stellar debut season paves the way for further umpiring success

By Justin Lillecrapp 2018 has been a whirlwind year for AFL field umpire Alex Whetton after being selected on the AFL list in February. Whetton was an umpiring prodigy from an early age, debuting in the NEAFL at 17. His

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Queensland umpires named for 2019 AFLW season

By Ant Wingard Some of Queensland’s top umpires have been named in the 2019 AFL Women’s officiating panel for the third instalment of the competition early next season. The Queensland panel was confirmed on Tuesday and includes experienced field pair

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Graduates announced from the 2018 State Umpiring Academy

By Ant Wingard    @AntWingard The AFL Queensland Umpiring Department have today announced the 2018 class of State Umpiring Academy graduates. The class of six represents a clear majority of the 2018 academy squad, who will now progress through the newly

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2018 QAFL Grand Final Umpire Panel Announced

By Ant Wingard Experienced NEAFL field umpire Cameron Valenti will lead the 2018 QAFL Senior Grand Final umpiring panel for Saturday’s decider between Palm Beach Currumbin and Broadbeach at Leyshon Park, Yeronga. Valenti has officiated 21 games at NEAFL level

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Ride for Love gearing up for this weekend

The Ride for Love is back for its second year in 2018 in the name of the Childhood Cancer Support. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of a Harley-Davidson ride while supporting Childhood Cancer Support. In 2018, the

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