Monthly Archives: September 2013

Four umpires debut in grand final

Four AFL umpires will make their grand final debut in the 2013 AFL Grand Final.

Field umpire Mathew Nicholls who was the emergency field umpire in the 2012 grand final steps up this year. Mathew becomes the 61st grand final field umpire and the second most experienced ever (202 […]

By |September 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

AFL announces Grand Final umpires

The AFL today announced its 2013 grand final team.

Please see below.

Field umpires

Brett Rosebury
Simon Meredith
Mathew Nicholls

280 games, 30th final,
6th grand final
216 games, 14th final,
2nd grand final
202 games, 10th final,
1st grand final

Boundary Umpires

Nathan Doig
Robert Haala
Michael Marantelli
Michael Saunders

163 games, 11th final
2nd grand final
219 games, 17th final
2nd grand final
71 games, 7th […]

By |September 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Three grand final umpires become legends

The AFLUA elevated three grand final umpires to grand final legend status at its 2013 recognition dinner on Saturday night.

Field umpire, Robert Scott, boundary umpire, Gordon Muir and goal umpire Anthony Black were feted for their contribution to VFL/AFL football and umpiring.

To be eligible for legend status umpires have […]

By |September 23rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

State League Grand Finals

As footy draws to a close in many states this weekend it will become the beginning for many umpires who are looking to get an AFL contract.

The 2013 VFL Grand Final sees current AFL rookie Shaun Gleeson achieve back to back VFL grand finals. He umpires the Box Hill […]

By |September 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Getting to the pointy end

By 10.30pm (eastern standard time) on Saturday there will only be two teams left in the race for the ultimate prize and one team of umpires.  The cutting of AFL officials is as ruthless as the exiting of a team from the grand final race.  While the scoreboard is […]

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

AFL Rookies enter finals race

The remaining field umpire rookies across Australia are also entering the pointy end of their seasons.  In WA, Justin Orr is sitting as the emergency umpire in the WAFL preliminary final, while second rookie, Scott McPhee is umpiring with Beau Wardman and scholarship winner Rob McCann.

In Victoria, Shaun Gleeson […]

By |September 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

AFL Umpires Milestones

Field umpire Mat Nicholls umpired his 200th AFL match last Sunday in the Richmond v. Carlton final at the MCG.  Achieving a milestone game in a final certainly makes it that little more memorable.  It was Mat’s seventh final.

Mat was promoted to the AFL list in 2003 after a […]

By |September 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Dixon breaks a finals record

Goal umpire, David Dixon breaks a long standing record when he steps out in the first qualifying final on Friday night.  David will surpass the highest number of finals umpired by any goal umpire in VFL/ AFL history when he goes past Craig Clark’s record of 34 finals (28 […]

By |September 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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