The day-to-day running of the Association is under the executive control of the Committee. The Committee consists of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and members of the Association who are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a two year term.  Committee members are responsible for a particular portfolio and meet regularly to perform the duties of the Association, which are outlined in the Constitution.



Matthew Cummins was appointed as President at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Matthew is an ex-AFL and current running League Goal Umpire and SANFL Life Member. Matthew comes with a wealth of on field experience and has been with the SANFL since 2006. Matthew joined the Committee in 2017 taking on the Social Media and Website Portfolio. In doing so, he provided SANFLUA, its Members and its Sponsors with increased exposure. He looks forward to providing SANFLUA and its members with a direction that is open and focused on providing what is best for SANFL Umpires.

Meet your Committee



Sean, a League Boundary Umpire, joined the Committee for the first time in 2016. Sean has since been elevated to the AFL Boundary Umpires list in South Australia. Working as a Chartered Accountant he is well equipped for managing this portfolio.



Andrew arrived at the SANFL in 2005 and enters his ninth year serving on the Committee. A Teacher by occupation, Andrew has previous experience managing the Membership and Communication portfolios and is well equipped in the role of Secretary. Andrew has recently undertaken the role of Umpire Recruitment Officer for the SANFL Umpiring Department.


Terence Carter

Terence, a League Boundary Umpire joins the Committee for the first time in 2018 and will be managing the Social and Events portfolio. Terence brings a new enthusiasm to the Committee and we look forward to seeing this through out our social calendar for the season ahead.



David, a League Field Umpire will take hold of the Sponsorship portfolio for 2017. The commitment David shows on and off the field will greatly benefit the committee and its members. He will continue to build upon and secure new sponsorship for the Association and help deliver increased benefits to our members.



Social Media

tom sharpe

Tom, a League Goal Umpire, re- joins the Committee in 2018. Having spent time away from the Committee due to other commitments, Tom comes back more experienced and will dive head first into the important Portfolio of Social Media, managing the SANFLUA social platforms.


Abdul Alpaslan

Abdul, a current SANFL Goal Umpires Coach has served on the Committee for the past 12 years. He has held a variety of portfolios including Membership and Property and has 18 years of experience at the SANFL.


mathew wilson

Mathew is an experienced League Goal Umpire who joined the Committee in 2017. He will be responsible for the production of a regular digital Ball Up publication and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in umpiring.

Life Members


Craig will be an important cog between the committee and our very important life members. Craig has extensive experience with the Association, having previously been in charge of the Treasurer Portfolio.



Aaron, an up and coming League Field Umpire, joined the Committee for the first time in 2017. He will be responsible for the day to day communications between members and the SANFLUA Committee via



Matthew rejoins the SANFLUA Committee with extensive Umpiring experience across many levels and Umpiring Administration. His technical knowledge and background with the SANFLUA will indeed assist him greatly in his role as Webmaster. We look forward to see what developments he has in store for our webpage this season



Another valued member of the SANFLUA, League Life Member and ex SANFL and AFL Goal Umpire Steven Paunovic, adds to the very strong calibre of experience at the SANFLUA. Appointed to this honorary position in 2016, Steven has since work hard with a number of external parties to ensure the games records of all our Members are up to date and accurate, and assists in acknowledging when significant milestones are reached. His high attention to details and passion for umpiring are key attributes that assist him highly in this role.