Please renew your 2020 USAFLUA Membership dues

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 ... More

Four AFL Umpires Return to 2019 Nationals/USAFLUA Umpires Clinics

Four AFL Umpires Return to 2019 Nationals Submitted by Brian Barrish on September 13, 2019 - 3:20pm Link to story over at USAFL.com The USAFL Umpires Association will once again be hosting a pre-Nationals umpiring clinic from 1-5pm on Friday, October 11th at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasot... More

Travel Recommendation To International Umpires With Plans to Attend The 2020 USAFL Nationals

An important message from Laurie Rupe – USAFLUA International Liaison June 15, 2020 Hello Fellow Aussie Rules Umpires, I hope this email finds you in good health and that your family and loved ones are staying healthy and safe.  I wanted to reach out to provide an update on 2020 USAFL Nationals.  First of all, ... More

USAFL Provides “Return to Footy” Guidance

June 5, 2020   Dear USAFL Members, Please review the “Return to Footy” document for our latest guidelines to a safe return to Footy activities. As stated in the document, the information provided here is a guide only. It is intended to be a suggested framework for engaging in football activity while ... More

USAFL Webinar Series Begins on May 14th  Special Guest AFL Umpire “Razor” Ray Chamberlain

Shared from USAFL.com May 11, 2020 As we navigate these challenging times, the USAFL is offering a series of free webinars led by both USAFL and AFL Coaches, Umpires and football experts. See below for the schedule and links to register and check back often for updates on future webinar... More

2020 Season Update from the USAFL – 1MAY20

  This is the letter sent to the USAFL Team Presidents, by Seb Aguiari, the USAFL President: Dear Presidents, Let me begin by saying thank you for your continued patience during this unprecedented time as the board continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and make adjustments to our 2020 season ... More

2020 AFL International Cup to be postponed for 12 months

  The AFL has decided the 2020 AFL International Cup will be postponed until July-August 2021 and will be played on the Sunshine Coast. The AFL International Cup was scheduled to be played from July 25 to August 8 2020. AFL General Manager Game Development Andrew Dillon said the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 ... More

International Cup 2020 Scholarship Umpires Announced

  January 13, 2020 The USAFL Umpire Association is pleased to announce the International Cup 2020 Scholarship Umpires: Ryan Minmier and Shawn Farber. They will be going to the Suncoast in Queensland, Australia to represent the USAFL and the USAFLUA in IC2020 from July 25 through the grand finals on August 8. Ryan ... More

Member Profile – Laurie Rupe

  First Name: Laurie   Last Name: Rupe   Nickname: Boom Boom   Home City, Country: Minneapolis, USA   Home Club: Minnesota Freeze   USAFLUA Membership: Current       Accreditations:    Field: Level 2   Goal: Level 1   Coach: In training   First year umpiring: 2015 as a goal umpire, ... More

USAFLUA Umpire wins Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award

Congratulations are in order for Emily Riehl, as the recipient of the prestigious President's Frontier Award from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), in Baltimore, MD.   Emily is an associate professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at JHU. In the World of Footy, we know Emily as a player, coach, and ... More

International Umpiring Opportunities in 2020

Happy New Year!   Every year, we have international umpire opportunities in Europe, South America and Australia so if you are traveling, this is a great way to meet new people and learn about Aussie Rules across the globe. Our first 2020 international umpire opportunity will be April 4th, 2020 at AFL Europe... More