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Umpires were spared a post-match tongue lashing from a fuming Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna over Melbourne's man-handling of superstar Gary Ablett in the Suns' 13-point AFL win at Metricon Stadium. However, it seems AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen won'
The controversial free kick which set up West Coast's after-the-siren win over North Melbourne on Friday night has been ruled correct by the AFL. Kangaroo Leigh Adams was penalised for tackling Eagle Adam Selwood high. Selwood's resultant free kick
That did not change the outcome of the game for us," Sloane said in a press conference that began minutes before Gieschen rang Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson to apologise for the decision. "Umpires make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes...They got
AFL clubs are receiving weekly training video from the umpires department in a bid to avoid surprise rule crackdowns in 2013. Umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has revealed the umpires coaches are sending every club the same notes and vision they give their
Coast has been given the all clear to continue its controversial "ducking" tactic to draw free kicks, despite protests from several AFL clubs...AFL director of umpiring Jeff Gieschen confirmed yesterday there would be no change to the head-high
Roffey will goal umpire the AFL Grand Final, becoming the first female to officiate the AFL season decider. Roffey and Luke Walker were chosen as the flag wavers, while the field umpires will be Brett Rosebury, Matt Stevic and Simon Meredith.
For just as smoking offers a seductive lure to the impressionable, so does the deadly DRS to sports administrators...The one difference is that an occasional decision review, taken through the appropriate filter, won't hurt anyone. In fact, as Friday
Everybody who saw it knew that was an incredibly close call.' said AFL umpires' boss Jeff Gieschen...Overseeing a re-enactment yesterday of the much-debated moment in Saturday night's Collingwood-West Coast clash, the umpires' chief admitted: ''It's
Johnson had lined up 25 metres out in the first quarter, when St Kilda's Jack Steven ran in and smothered the kick. Gieschen said umpire Brett Rosebury blew the whistle to call play-on after Johnson had moved off his line, and that Steven had been
Sebastian Costanzo THE controversy over the free kick not paid to Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli in the dying seconds of last Friday night's Hawthorn-Geelong thriller continues to be the subject of vigorous debate, with the AFL denying the interpretation of