AFL Europe Statement – Head of Umpiring

AFL Europe is pleased to announce the introduction of the Head of Umpiring division within the organisation.

Walter Gibilaro and Ian Kafka, two of our most experienced umpires who have been part of the AFL Europe community for several years, will front the newly introduced department. 

The Head of Umpiring will be responsible for two main pillars within AFL Europe. The first falling under the title of ‘Events’, where discussions surrounding umpire appointments, communications, rule updates and general umpire duties will be present. The second pillar is related to the education of umpires, specifically the attainment of the different levels of accreditation, as well as the development of umpires in Europe.

We wish Walter and Ian the best in their new role.

  • Sam Briggs, AFL Europe