Canberra Umpires take the stage this Saturday for AFLW

Round 6 of the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Competition will see some very familiar faces step out on UNSW Canberra Oval. Three out of four ACT based AFLW listed Umpires have been appointed in their respective disciplines to represent Canberra at as the GIANTS take on the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night.

Nic Mcginness (Field) who umpired in the 2017 NEAFL Grand Final will join Kim Schultz (Goal) and Ciara Briody (EM Goal) for the Saturday night block buster at UNSW Canberra Oval.

Ben Fely, will go interstate as a boundary umpire to run on the Carlton Blues v Melbourne Demons clash on Sunday afternoon.

Umpire Development Coordinator, Jake Bateman, says this is a very exciting time for umpiring in the ACT.

“The AFL Canberra and ACT based NEAFL Umpires have been working very hard over the pre-season. To have three of our four AFLW listed umpires appointed in Saturday night’s game at UNSW Canberra Oval is a proud moment for the region.

Canberra has continued to produce some amazing talent, with Michael Barlow’s (Boundary) recent promotion to the 2018 AFL Umpiring List.

“These appointments just further reinforce the incredible umpiring talent we have and continue to develop in the ACT region. Michael Barlow is an excellent example and we look forward to watching his career unfold.”

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NAB AFL Women’s – Round 6

GIANTS v Western Bulldogs
Saturday, March 10, 7.10pm
UNSW Canberra Oval, Canberra

Gate opening:

5.30pm – Gates open

7.10pm – GIANTS v Bulldogs


Entry is FREE.

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Broadcast details:

The match will be broadcast LIVE from 7pm on 7Mate (in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth), Channel 7 (Melbourne and Adelaide) and Fox Footy (channel 504; nationally), while a live stream will be available on

Public Transport and Parking:

Bus: ACTION Buses operate a number of buses from and to the following bus interchanges:
– Gungahlin Town Centre
– Woden
– Tuggeranong
– City
– Belconnen Interchanges

The specific times for each service can be found at: ACTION Buses or by phoning 13 17 10.

Car: Public car parking is available at a number of locations around UNSW Canberra Oval, including Kingston Shopping Centre; Manuka Shopping Centre, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets.

Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles

Disabled Parking is directly outside the Main Gate of UNSW Canberra Oval with limited spaces available. Vehicles must display authorised permits to gain access.

Major Event Parking: General Parking is available at Kingston and Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets. Please refer to the seating plan to see which entrance would be most convenient to gain access to your seats.

To view the parking map click here.