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Grand Final umpires revealed: AFL makes razor-sharp decision

The League announces the men in charge on football's biggest day

12:44pm Sep 24, 2019


Ump crunched: Whistleblower makes early exit after clash with Docker

Field umpire Alex Whetton left dazed after collision with Freo forward at Optus Stadium

9:25pm Aug 17, 2019


AFL finds home for score review 'hub' in finals series

League's score review 'hub' will be based at Marvel Stadium, but its long-term location remains unclear

5:03pm Aug 5, 2019


Love is in the air: Two umpires get engaged at the 'G

Boundary umpire Dillon Tee proposes to field umpire Eleni Glouftsis in the middle of the MCG

7:02pm Jul 27, 2019


Mitch Robinson an umpire? Lions get a feel for whistleblowing

Lions players swapped their jumpers for lime green shirts to help umpire junior games around the city

2:59pm Jul 22, 2019


AFL admits blunder after awarding match-winning free kick

The AFL has admitted a crucial late free kick shouldn't have been paid to Brisbane big man Oscar McInerney

12:03pm Jul 21, 2019


Record-breaking ump notes shift in respect from players, fans could improve

On the eve of game 496 Shane McInerney says players are better and fans could be

12:19pm Jul 5, 2019


Score review 'bunker' could be ready for finals: Hocking

Football operations boss exploring ways to improve decision-making

1:51pm Jun 29, 2019


AFL to trial new four-umpire system during bye rounds

AFL will trial four field umpires rotating through the three on-field positions during the bye rounds

3:46pm Jun 6, 2019


'It's got to be safer': AFL dismisses backlash over ump abuse fine

League's footy boss Steve Hocking says abuse of on-field officials won't be tolerated any more

6:29pm May 22, 2019


'They were the correct calls': Umpire stands by Anzac Day decisions

Umpire Shaun Ryan says contentious calls in last quarter of Anzac Day clash were correct

12:26pm Apr 27, 2019


'We need to change attitudes' on umpires: Hocking

AFL footy boss may call on Coaches Association for help with attitude to umpires

7:38am Apr 24, 2019


League confirms 6-6-6 warning system will remain

Teams will get a warning for starting position infractions for at least the rest of the season

8:06am Apr 9, 2019


AFL gives green light to controversial Phillips free kick

Umpires' boss Hayden Kennedy addresses the controversy over some of the round three decisions

7:50pm Apr 8, 2019


Email to coaches: Sicily-type free kicks will continue to be paid

AFL sends email to coaches outlining hardline stance on clenched fist incidents

1:05pm Apr 4, 2019


'Diving' players turned round one into a stage show: Scott

Brad Scott says players 'went down like they'd been hit by a Mack truck' in the opening round

2:25pm Mar 28, 2019


Inside an umpire pre-season improvement camp

What goes on when the game's officiators gather for an education session?

10:00am Mar 24, 2019


Umpires available to clubs at training to help with new rules

Umpires have been available to clubs at training since December

6:45am Feb 5, 2019


Whistleblower calls it quits after 325 games

Former Grand Final umpire retires after long career

5:01pm Jan 18, 2019


AFL umpire named SA's Young Australian of the Year

The first female to umpire in an AFL game, Eleni Glouftsis, has received 2019 Australia Day honours

4:48pm Nov 2, 2018