AFL Townsville Umpires Association Committee

Your committee is here to ensure the smooth running of the association and to assist the members become the best umpires they can be.  All members are welcome to talk to any committee member at any time if they have any questions or feedback.  We are a family orientated association where all members and their supporters are welcome at training sessions, compulsory nights, on match days and at AFLTUA functions.

Peter James

Association President

Peter has been umpiring as a goal umpire since 2006.  He has served the committee from 2007 to 2016 as the Social, Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator.  Taking a break in 2017 he is now our president and became a life member in 2015.


Ed Brown

Association Vice President


Ed started umpiring in Townsville in 1996 and still umpires in goals today, umpiring over 500 games.


Ed has served on the committee in various capacities over the years including 5 years as president.  Ed is also one of our life members.

Jed Matz

Association Treasurer


Jed comes to us with lots of business experience behind him and experience in MYOB which is our accounting software.

Jed joined the association in 2018 as a goal umpire and moved onto doing field as well as goals. 


Cheryl Gray

General Committee Member

Cheryl is one of our goal umpire and has been umpiring a number of years with us now.  Cheryl has served on the committee before as a general committee member.  Having a year off from committee duties last year she is back this year.

Ian Spurrell

General Committee Member

Ian is one of our very long term members and is a life member.  Ian served on the committee for over 10 years, most of those years being our Treasurer.  After a couple of seasons off having a well deserved break, he joins us again this year as a general committee member.

Kimberly Harding & Jarrod Guppy Regional Umpires Managers (RUMs)


Kimberley and Jarrod are the AFLTUA coaches are a part of both AFL Townsville and AFLTUA executive.    Both are responsible for the training and development of umpires and for the game day appointments.  Both are happy to talk with anyone about their umpiring.



Pieta James

Association Secretary


Pieta joined the AFLTUA committee in 2012 and served as Association Secretary until 2016.  Taking a welcome year off from secretary duties in 2017 as uniform coordinator came back as secretary in 2018.  Pieta does not umpire but is actively involved in other association activities.



Sponsorship & Marketing Coordinator

If you are interested in this position please email the secretary.


Andrew Crook

General Committee Member

Andrew is one of our field umpires.  Even though he umpired in Townsville before he has only been back here since 2017 and this year decided to join the committee as a general committee member.

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