United States Australian Football League Umpires Association – USAFLUA


AFL International Cup moves to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland for 2020

The AFL’s announcement of the event also included that Grand Final matches will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane, home of the Lions, as a curtain raiser and curtain closer for the Lions-West Coast Eagles Round 21 match on August 8th.

2020 will mark the seventh AFL International Cup carnival, which is a triennial event begun in 2002. 

Sunshine Coast Council Tourism and Event Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said he was looking forward to welcoming the best footballers from across the world to the Sunshine Coast
in 2020.

“We’re really excited to host this event and we trust participants of the 2020 AFL International Cup will relish the opportunity to play at the first-class facilities provided at the Maroochydore
Sporting Complex and also enjoy an opportunity to visit our pristine beaches, wander through the hinterland and meet some of the fascinating locals.”


2020 USAFL Nationals – 10-11OCT20

The USAFL Executive Board has announced that the 2020 USAFL National Championships will be held Ontario, California during the weekend of October 10 and 11, 2020.

Silverlakes in Norco, CA, we be the location for the 2020 USAFL Nationals. Silverlakes a 130-acre complex, houses 24 soccer fields, a full-service restaurant, and a 10,000-person concert venue.

The USAFL National Championships is the largest Australian Football tournament in the world, with 4 men’s divisions, 2 women’s divisions, a juniors clinic, multiple development programs and over 1,000 athletes competing in over 75 games in one action packed weekend.


2020 USAFL Regionals Schedule Announced

The USAFL executive board has announced the schedule and venues for the 2020 USAFL Regional Championship Series.

Now in its sixth season, the Regional Championship Series has become one of the most anticipated parts of the USAFL calendar.  In addition to regional championship glory, the results of these tournaments will strongly impact seedings for the 2020 USAFL National Championships.

The 2020 USAFL Regional Tournament Series Schedule:

Central Regional – June 13, 2020 – Harold Patterson Park, Arlington, Texas

Eastern Regional – June 27, 2020 – Miami Meadows Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Western Regional – July 11, 2020 – Westminster City Park, Westminster, Colorado


Time to renew your 2020 USAFLUA Membership dues

November 3, 2019

United States Australian Rules Football Umpires!

The USAFL Umpires Association (USAFLUA) is looking forward to another great year of Footy in 2020.

As was discussed at the USAFLUA Annual General Meeting, we had great success collecting our USAFLUA dues at the beginning of the year, so that we have an early idea about available funding for the USAFLUA activities throughout the year.

Please help us again by paying your dues now.

Our USAFLUA dues are now $25 US.

There are a few ways to pay your 2019 USAFLUA Dues:

  • Go to our website at USAFLUA.org and look for the “Buy Now” PayPal button on the right side while scrolling down past the header.
  • Log onto PayPal.com and send $25.00 to PayPal@USAFLUA.org.
  • Send a check for $25 directly to Sid Caesar, the USAFLUA Treasurer at –

Sid Caesar

USAFLUA Treasurer

3 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850-2327


As the year goes on, the dues will go up. Don’t wait. Get your dues paid today.


Thank you!

Play On!


USAFLUA President


Congratulations – 2019 USAFLUA Esprit de Corps Award Recipients – Brendan & Liam Dye

The USAFLUA Board of Directors selected Brendan and Liam Dye as the 2019 USAFLUA Esprit de Corps Award recipients for 2019. The Board recognized the father and son teams’s dedication to the USAFLUA by attending and umpiring during numerous USAFL National tournaments, making the trip to the US from Australia each time.


Pictured from left to right – Jon Mills, USAFLUA President – Liam Dye – Toby Persson, USAFLUA Nationals Tournament Director – Brenden Dye – Jeff Persson, USAFLUA Umpire Coach


Congratulations – 2019 USAFL Hall of Fame Inductee – Steve Arnott

Steve Arnott was recognized for his dedication to the game of Australian Football by the leadership of the United States Australian Football League (USAFL) with induction into the USAFL Hall of Fame during the Finals closing ceremony and awards presentation on Sunday October 13, 2019.


USAFL Founders Rich Mann (L) and Paul “Plugger”O’Keeffe (R) congratulated Steve (C) for his years of dedicated service to Australian Football in North America.


2020 is in sight!

The 2019 USAFL season is in the books. The USAFLUA had a great 2019 Nationals Tournament in Florida, umpiring all of the games in the 4 Men’s divisions and the 2 women’s divisions, over a hot and humid weekend.

Umpires from Australia, Canada, and the Untied States coalesced into an unstoppable team, showing skill, knowledge and experience.

Numerous accreditation and re-accreditations were earned, while one of our own USAFLUA Umpires was elected into the USAFL Hall of Fame.

Check back soon for the full review of the 2019 Nationals.



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USAFL Umpires are invaluable volunteers who give their time to ensure that the league has professionally run games. Without the umpires, the games would not exist. It is important that these individuals become and remain accredited and that they are available for all USAFL games.



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