The umpires have been announced to officiate the QAFL Colts, Reserves and Seniors Grand Finals on Saturday 16 September at Giffin Park, Coorparoo.  AFL Queensland’s High Performance Umpire Coach Chris Fawcett, said, “All of the umpires selected this for matches

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2023 Queensland Football Hall of Fame – Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan will never forget his second game as a senior field umpire. It was an extra special father/son moment he shared with his father Steve at the home ground of the one-time infamous Gladstone Mudcrabs in 1998. He was

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AFL launches campaign to promote respect for umpires

The Australian Football League has launched a national campaign to highlight the importance of showing respect for umpires at all levels, from community football through to the elite game. There are more than 15,000 umpires in community football nationwide –

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Umpires join in on Sir Doug Nicholls celebrations

Our community umpires joining in on the Sir Doug Nicholls Round celebrations with these deadly designs by local artists Jacob Severs and Rhan Hooper. The overall message of this design is about community spirit and the coming together of all

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Community Umpiring Round: AFL Umpires team up with community clubs

Our great game could not be played without umpires so this Community Umpiring Round, AFL Queensland would like to take time out to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution of our team in green.   Coorparoo’s QAFLW team recently had

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AFLQ bolsters umpiring team as community footy soars

With community football continuing to surge in popularity in Queensland and the AFL investing significantly into umpiring at grassroots level to keep up with the game’s growth, several key umpiring appointments have been made to ensure all is in readiness

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AFLQ makes key appointment to strengthen volunteer and umpire networks

Queensland community clubs, umpires, coaches, and volunteers will have more support this season with AFL Queensland (AFLQ) appointing Hayley George to the newly-formed role of Club Development and Experience Manager – QLD. Hayley is no stranger to Australian football and

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Record number of Qld umpires elevated to AFL

In an unprecedented achievement for Australian football in Queensland, four born-and-bred umpires have reached the ultimate goal of joining the AFL list for the 2023 season. Field umpires Andrew Adair, James Strybos, Matthew Young and boundary umpire Ty Duncan have

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Become an AFL Umpire!

Do you want to earn money, keep fit and score the best seat in the house? Join our team as an AFL Umpire!   AFL Queensland is after umpires in the following areas:   Umpire4Fun   What? You’ll be umpiring under

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Footy fires in Fiji following visit with ADF and DFAT

By Madolyn Sushames Our great game continues to spread far and wide after a recent visit to Fiji as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Sports Officials Program, in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. AFLQ Umpire

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Player turned umpire lines up for milestone match

Playing 650 games in any sport is a huge achievement let alone officiating that many!   It’s a milestone  Townsville AFL umpire Darren Abercrombie just reached in the RMS Senior Men’s Preliminary Final in September.   Darren has been goal,

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Qld boundary umpire makes Grand Final debut

There’s a lot of hype around the Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions ahead of the NAB AFLW Grand Final on Sunday, however there is another very important team in the midst of preparations – the Umpires. Queensland boundary umpire Will

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2022 Tom McArthur Dinner Dance

On Saturday night the AFLQ Umpires Association held the 2022 Tom McArthur Dinner Dance at Victoria Park.  The annual Umpire Awards Night recognises the contribution that the umpires make to our great game. Congratulations to all of our award winners

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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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