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November 16, 2019

2019 AGM

2019 AGM documentation for your information.

MINUTES                     PRESIDENTS REPORT                      AUDITORS REPORT                  MOTION FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP

November 16, 2019

2020 AGM

2020 AGM documentation for your information.

MINUTES                     PRESIDENTS REPORT                      AUDITORS REPORT                  MOTION FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP

April 01, 2018

RUM Appointment for 2018

The Committee is pleased to announce that Kimberley Harding and Jarrod Guppy will be co RUMs this year.  Congratulations to you both and look forward to another great year of umpiring. 

January 31, 2018

Pre-season Training has started !!

We will be having preseason at our usual training venue at the Cricket Club unless otherwise advised.  Please keep an eye on your emails or our Facebook page for further details.

November 30, 2017


AGM minutes and associated reports are now available for your perusal

MINUTES                                  PRESIDENTS REPORT                                 AUDITORS REPORT

October 25, 2017

New Date for 2017 AFLTUA Annual General Meeting

The AGM has been rescheduled for Wednesday the 15th of November, 2017 at 6:30pm. The AGM will be held at the Brothers Cricket Club Rooms (umpires training venue, Golf Links Drive) and all members are welcome to attend.

All committee positions will be declared vacant at the AGM and eligible members are invited to nominate (or be nominated) for all roles.

Please click on the links below to view the AGM agenda and the final version of the AFLTUA constitution, which will be proposed for adoption by the members at this meeting.

2017 AGM AGENDA                                                                       AFLTUA CONSTITUTION

October 20, 2017

2017 AFLTUA Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Wednesday, the 25th of October, to be held at the Brothers Cricket Club Rooms (umpires training venue, Golf Links Drive) from 7:00pm.

A Committee meeting will occur immediately prior to the AGM (5:45-6:45pm) - this is open for all members to attend if they wish.

October 02, 2017

AFLTUA Constitution Draft

The Association has updated a number of key documents and policies during the course of the 2017 season. A major piece of work has been to replace the Association by-laws with a Constitution to assist with correct governance of the Association into the future.

The draft Constitution can be viewed here - AFLTUA Constitution Draft.


The Committee welcomes suggestions and feedback regarding the Constitution from all our members This can be made via the suggestion link ( until the 16th of October. 

The revised version of the Constitution will be emailed to all members prior to the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

September 06, 2017

AFLTUA Grand Final Appointments September 9

Umpire appointments for this Saturday's AFL Townsville Grand Finals are now available on the appointments page.


Please note the expectations and requirements presentation for all who are officiating in Grand Final matches on the weekend at

Congratulations to all umpires selected to umpire Grand Finals this year. Good luck also to our umpires who are playing finals - have fun and enjoy finals footy :)

September 02, 2017

Compulsory Night - September 7

Compulsory night will be held on 7 September. For those umpires who will have their last footy club training session before their big finals on that night, we’re sorry you can’t join us for the last compulsory night, but we wish you all the best of luck for your big games!

For those who can join us, please wear your grey dress polo for the 2017 team photo, we’ll have grand final appointments, fun and games along with a bbq.

July 26, 2017

AFLTUA Presentation Dinner & 50th Birthday Celebrations

Just 50 days until the AFLTUA Presentation Dinner and 50th Birthday Celebrations!

Keep up to date with all the exciting news about this event by regularly checking the 2017 Presentation Night web page.

July 23, 2017

Umpires Accreditation 2017

All umpires should hold at least level one accreditation in their chosen discipline by this time of the season.

Accreditation links can be found by visiting the AFLTUA accreditation page.

For first year umpires undertaking Level 1 accreditation in 2017, the $12 cost will be reimbursed by AFLTUA (upon presentation of receipt).

To claim your reimbursement, simply undertake your Level 1 accreditation online, print your checklist and present to Laura, pay online and forward your receipt (to Nicole, Treasurer, by August 1) for reimbursement in the next pay round.

Please note that Level 1 includes an online element and game day observational assessment - if you've commenced a new discipline in 2017, you will need to undertake L1 accreditation in this new area.

To check your current accreditations or to start level 2 accreditation in your chosen discipline, please email Association Secretary Laura.

July 03, 2017

Central Queensland vs Victoria Goldfields U17 Match

Congratulations to our umpires participating in the under 17 representative match between Central Queensland and Victoria Goldfields teams at Tony Ireland Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Appointments for this match are here.

These umpires are representing both our association and our region and we wish them well as they officiate with some of country Victoria's best young umpires.

July 01, 2017

Training This Week (July 3 & 6)

Just a reminder that there is no training this Monday (July 3) due to the public holiday.

The next training will be on Thursday (July 6), which is a compulsory training night - all umpires should attend compulsory night each month, We encourage all umpires and their families to stay after training for a light meal and an information session.

June 28, 2017

Round 13 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

This week's grounds are Northern Beaches and Harold Phillips Oval - as per the By-Laws, please ensure you are at the ground at least 45 minutes before the commencement of the game.


All enquiries regarding appointments (eg inability, changes or illness) should be directed to Damian - AFL Townsville Regional Umpires Manager.

June 07, 2017

Round 10 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

Please note there have been some changes to those announced at training - please check your match start times and locations. 


All enquiries regarding appointments (eg inability, changes or illness) should be directed to Damian - AFL Townsville Regional Umpires Manager.

May 28, 2017

Level 1 Accreditation Video and Match Timings

The link to the level one accreditation video from training has been added to the training resources page.

The match timings for all AFL Townsville matches has been added to the Policies, Rules and Regulations page, under AFL Townsville.

May 26, 2017

Round 9 Appointments - Saturday May 27

Round 9 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

Umpires will also receive a schedula notification email, please log in and accept your appointment. Please note your match start times and locations. 


All enquiries regarding appointments (eg inability, changes or illness) should be directed to Damian - AFL Townsville Regional Umpires Manager.

May 18, 2017

Update - Round 8 Appointments - Saturday May 20

** UPDATED Appointments - May 20 - Version 3 Updated Friday 19.05.17 at 6:20pm

Matches ARE proceeding tomorrow, but there have been some start time changes announced by AFL Townsville late this afternoon. 


Updated appointments are now available on the appointments page: - please review for any changes to your appointed matches.

May 17, 2017

Round 8 Appointments - Saturday May 20

Round 8 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

The order off and reporting presentation from training this Thursday has also been uploaded to the training resources page -

May 10, 2017

Round 7 Appointments - Saturday May 13

Round 7 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

May 04, 2017

Round 6 Appointments - Saturday May 6

​UPDATE: Game times have changed for junior matches at TIS- please check the appointments page for new start times.


Round 6 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

Have a great day (or night) umpiring!

April 26, 2017

Round 5 Appointments - Saturday April 29

Round 5 Appointments have been uploaded and can be viewed on the appointments page -

Don't forget the AFL Masters QLD Country Championships are on this Sunday, April 30. Please support the Masters by umpiring this Sunday, as they support our association.

Venue: Neil French Oval (enter via Gartrell Drive off Stuart Drive)
First game starts: 12:00 noon
Last game starts: 3:40 pm

April 24, 2017

Three Boundary Umpire System

The presentation on the three boundary umpire system from training on Thursday April 20 has been uploaded and can be viewed at the Training Resources page.

April 19, 2017

Round 4 Appointments - 22nd and 24th of April

This weekend is a super round of footy, with AFLT womens and junior competitions kicking off, along with two night games at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Check out the umpires appointments here - any questions, please contact Damian.

March 29, 2017

Round 2 Appointments - Saturday April 1 2017

Round 2 appointments are now available at 

Congratulations to all of our first game appointments - good luck and remember to have fun! 


Please note your game time and your relevant ground and plan to arrive at the ground an hour before your scheduled game is due to commence. 


All enquiries regarding appointments (eg inability, changes or illness) should be directed to Damian (AFL Townsville Regional Umpires Manager).

Please note that details regarding the location of this week's matches can be found at

March 18, 2017

2017 Forms Due Now!

With round one fast approaching (Saturday 25th March), all umpires are required to complete their SportsTG registration, AFLTUA membership form and uniform request form in order to be eligible for selection for round one.

Forms are available at

All umpires must have completed a SportsTG registration for insurance purposes. AFLTUA Membership form must be signed and returned to the Association Secretary to confirm membership.

Please make sure you hand your completed hard copy membership and uniform forms to Laura (Association Secretary) this Monday at training or via email.

Any questions, please contact Laura via email.

March 16, 2017

AFL Townsville Seniors, Reserves and Womens 2017 Fixtures

AFL Townsville have published the 2017 fixtures for the Seniors, Reserves and Women's competition on their SportsTG website.

These can be viewed at Sports TG | AFL Townsville | Fixtures/Results.

Junior competition fixture will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

March 16, 2017

Junior Lightning Carnival Infomation for Saturday March 18

Calling all AFLTUA umpires! Please join us at Neil French Oval and RMS Oval, located off Mervyn Crossman Drive, Annandale, on Saturday 18 March for a Junior Lightning Carnival.


We'll be umpiring the under 13 and under 15 games only with umpires from all disciplines (field, boundary and goals) required.


Please arrive by 9:30am for a 10:30am start, with the final game scheduled to commence at 12 noon.


Games are 2 x 15 minute halves with an 8 minute half time break.


A great volunteer opportunity to practice your skills before round one next weekend!

For more information, please contact Laura (Association Secretary) or Darren (Association President).

March 12, 2017

AFLTUA on Facebook

AFL Townsville Umpires Association is now on Facebook! Please head on over and give us a like.

Search @afltua on Facebook or AFLTUA ( and invite your friends to like us.

This new page is for all people interested in AFL umpiring in Townsville or keen to be updated with our regular updates from the field of play and from our great sponsors.

The existing AFL Townsville Umpires group on Facebook will be restricted to current association members only as of 31 March, 2017.

March 06, 2017

AFL Townsville Pre-Season Blitz Carnival Information

AFL Townsville Senior Men's and Women's Pre-Season Blitz is on this Saturday!


There will be no appointments for this event, as it will require as many umpires as we can muster. Let Damian know when you can umpire by placing your availability and timing (morning/afternoon/all day) into the booklet at training. This will ensure we have sufficient umpire coverage across the day. Appointments will be sorted out on Saturday.


This is a great way to shake out the cobwebs with only 2 weeks until the home and away season commences. 


Games will be held at Muldoon/Neil French Oval/RMS Oval (Mervyn Crossman Drive, Annandale). The first women's game commences at 08:45 and the last men's game is scheduled for a 16:30 start. The full draw is attached below.


There will be canteen facilities available during the day, Umpires and supporters are encouraged to bring their own camp chair and/or shade structure as it will be a busy precinct throughout the day and seating will be at a premium.


Should you have any questions, please contact Damian or Laura.

March 02, 2017

Updated 2017 AFLTUA Policies

There has been an update to the following AFLTUA policies.


  • AFLTUA Code of Conduct

  • AFLTUA Alcohol Policy

  • AFLTUA Social Media Policy

  • AFLTUA Sunsmart Policy


These policies can found on the Policies, Rules and Regulations page.


All members should read these policies and ensure they understand them. Enquiries regarding these policies should be forwarded to the Association Secretary.

February 27, 2017

First Compulsory Training Night Thursday March 2

This Thursday March 2 is the first compulsory training session for the year. Everyone is encouraged to get along to these training sessions and join in. There will be a BBQ following the conclusion of training, which is free for AFLTUA members, gold coin donation for non-members.

Full details on AFLTUA training can be found here.

February 18, 2017

AFL Townsville Pre-Season Blitz

AFL Townsville have announced the dates for this season's Pre-Season Blitz Competition.

AFL Townsville Pre-Season Blitz - Seniors - Saturday March 11 at Murray Sports Complex (Curra Swans to host).

AFL Townsville Pre-Season Blitz - Juniors - Saturday March 18 at Murray Sports Complex.

This is a great opportunity for umpires to experience match conditions prior to the season commencing.

February 17, 2017

North Shore parkrun Saturday March 4

The umpires are taking over North Shore parkrun again this year!


We are looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of roles at North Shore parkrun on Saturday March 4. Some of the race day roles include;

  • Barcode Scanner

  • Finish Token Marshal

  • Timekeeper

  • Tail Runners/Walkers

  • Course Marshals

  • and of course, runners and walkers to participate in the 5km

Volunteers and participants are encouraged to register with parkrun at 


Our team will be meeting at the North Shore parkrun starting area at the end of Town Square (under the Fig Tree past the Farmers Markets) on Main St, North Shore, Burdell at 6:30am.  Should you have any questions, please speak with Darren (AFLTUA President) or Katrina (AFLTUA Social, Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator) for more information.

North Shore parkrun is a free weekly 5km fun run that the whole family can enjoy! You can run or walk - everyone is welcome, no matter what your pace. For more information, check out North Shore parkrun's web page.

February 17, 2017

RUM Presentation on 2017 Training

Damian outlined the requirements for training for 2017 and the fitness test during one of our pre-season sessions - the presentation from this session can be viewed here.

January 11, 2017

Off season Riverway runs for all new and returning umpires and their families commence Monday January 16.


Meet at the Riverway Cafe at 5:00pm each Monday and Thursday during January.

January 01, 2017

Pre Season Training

Pre season training starts Thursday February 2 at Brothers Cricket Club (Lakeside Park) Kirwan at 5:30pm.

For more information please contact Damian Hill (ALT RUM).

November 03, 2016

Registrations for 2017 now open

Registrations for the 2017 season are now open! Click here to register online via Sports TG/FootyWeb.

Registering on-line is an essential part of applying for a 2017 AFLTUA membership.

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