Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sergio Villagra – the path less travelled

Article written by team mate – AFL boundary umpire, Michael Saunders

The background for almost all umpires follows a pretty standard script. First of all I would pose a few questions:

Did you grow up in a southern state?

Does your family follow the game?

Did you support a club growing up?

Did you […]

By |August 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Troy Mavroudis bows out quietly

When actions are needed to speak louder than words we turn to the quiet achievers and Troy Mavroudis from Queensland is certainly one of those men. He has stood the test of time, twelve years to be precise, as an AFL umpire who cares passionately about the game and umpiring.

Troy made the […]

By |August 30th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Congratulations on 300 AFL games.

Mark’s smile and quiet nature can be quite disarming and belies the real strength of character that lies beneath a warm engaging man. “You never coast in life in anything you do………getting over the line in that January fitness test after spending weeks in hospital, recovering from severe burns […]

Mark Canning waves in 300 AFL games

AFL goal umpire, Mark Canning becomes only the sixth goal umpire in VFL/AFL history to be appointed to 300 games. Mark is looking forward to walking out onto the Etihad surface at the traditional time of 2.10pm Saturday afternoon when North Melbourne plays Hawthorn in what could be […]

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    Steve McBurney 400th Game – Reflection Piece by AFL umpire Stuart Wenn

Steve McBurney 400th Game – Reflection Piece by AFL umpire Stuart Wenn

Well finally the big day arrived. The build up had been like grand final week, with speeches by his peers at training, an AFL presser, and multiple appearances on ‘media street’ courtesy of SEN’s The Run Home, Fox Footy’s AFL 360 and MMM’s Hot Breakfast . The only thing […]

By |August 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Umpire Shorts – 19 August 2013

The umpiring department obviously thought that Jack McBurney might need some assistance in his 400 AFL appearance on the weekend so they appointed him with Shane McInerney who was doing his 373rd game and with veteran “rookie” Stuart Wenn who was doing his 330th game.  When was the last […]

Former cricketer/VFL umpire hurt as tree tumbles

Ian Huntington hit off the tee last, into a fierce wind on the second hole at Kew Golf Club six days ago.

Please click here to read more from The Age newspaper.

By |August 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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    Stephen “Jack” McBurney passes a special milestone and the baton

Stephen “Jack” McBurney passes a special milestone and the baton

“Jack” as he is affectionally known by his mates, stood proud today as the AFL recognised the feat of one of its best officials as he reaches 400 AFL games this Saturday. He then announced that he was hanging up his whistle at the end of the season.

Jack is […]

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