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'Razor' sharp as he readies for 300th game

Colourful umpire Ray Chamberlain hits a major Anzac Day milestone

7:00am Apr 25, 2018


Three 'deliberate' free kicks wrong: Hocking

AFL says umps got three deliberate out of bounds calls wrong

3:35pm Apr 9, 2018


AFLW: Umpire finds her perfect prescription

International health and development specialist reignites her passion

9:00am Mar 8, 2018


AFL confirms no new rule changes for 2018

After nine changes in three years, AFL keeps rulebook the same

2:12pm Feb 21, 2018


AFL poaches Dees' fitness coach to guide umps

Umpires department gets new high performance manager

2:40pm Feb 12, 2018


Insider named as new head of umpiring

Peter Schwab's replacement comes from within after three-month search

3:40pm Feb 5, 2018


Umpiring department set for leadership boost

Two new appointments to be made within the next few weeks

4:11pm Feb 1, 2018


AFLW: 'Lasso' gesture a sign of the times

AFLW umpires to use new move to signal last-touch free kick

4:06pm Jan 31, 2018


'The bounce is here to stay', confirms AFL

League decides umpires will stick with tradition and bounce the ball

2:08pm Nov 21, 2017


Watch it LIVE: Is this the death of the bounce?

AFL Chairman and football manager to face the media from 1pm AEDT

6:45am Nov 21, 2017


Bye-bye bounce: Tradition set to disappear

Umpires association chief says bounce will be dead within two years

10:14am Nov 15, 2017


Umpires boss leaves after less than a year

Peter Schwab out of key role as Steve Hocking begins shake-up

8:42am Nov 14, 2017


Shock GPS stats reveal real running machines

Field umpires, boundary umpires, or players? You'll be surprised

7:11am Nov 10, 2017


Umps wrong on Betts 50m penalty: AFL

Play on was the right call, plus Buddy 'probably' ran too far

3:59pm Aug 21, 2017


Watch the umpire talk, AFL warns clubs

Hardwick, Gawn comments trigger written warning from League HQ

12:43pm Aug 18, 2017


Dees get straight answer on Gawn frees

Umpires boss tells Demons what Max did wrong against Saints

4:28pm Aug 15, 2017


2017 Hall of Fame: Umpire Brett Allen honoured for stellar career

Umpire Brett Allen is a 2017 inductee into the AFL Hall of Fame

8:48pm Jun 20, 2017