After the huge success of young NSW/ACT footballers at last month's National Draft, the region's umpiring ranks at the elite level have been boosted.
Pennant Hills junior Henry Toczydlowski shares his experience after being selected to umpire the Auskick matches at the MCG on Grand Final Day.
Four emerging young umpires from NSW and the ACT have been selected to officiate at the National U18 Championships, which begin on Sunday May 18.
As Canberra goal umpire Rose O'Dea excels in her first AFL season, we caught up with her mentor and the region's most decorated whistle blower, Ray Chamberlain.
At the beginning of this year, young umpire Lachlan Head travelled to South Africa with the U15 All-Australian Schoolboys side, here he recounts his experience.
The 2014 Community Umpiring Round aims to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the grassroots level.
Canberra's Rose O'Dea will become just the third female AFL umpire to officiate at the highest level, earning the call up for the GIANTS and Melbourne clash.
Roy Reichert was recently announced as new Hunter Coast Umpire Manager, as part of the recommendations form the Arnold Review into umpiring, released 12 months ago.