Monthly Archives: May 2014

Western Region provides the right pathway

When we talk about recruitment and the pathway into AFL umpiring you could be excused for looking to the larger centralised organisations that service community football.  

In the last few weeks a number of umpires have achieved 50 game milestones and they are predominantly coming from Melbourne’s western suburbs.  […]

By |May 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Frank finally says his farewell

Walking into the trainers room last night I thought I had walked into a “back to the future” moment.  There was Frank Knight holding the tub of lollies rationing them out to the guys as they came off the track.  Frank had returned to the fold to say hello […]

By |May 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Round 10 – shorts

Field umpire, Justin Schmitt was back for his first AFL match since tearing a calf in round 3.  Justin umpired the GWS v Richmond game.  Troy Pannell was still suffering from the knock he received over a week ago and was struggling to train last week. 

Rob O’Gorman has had […]

Walking in the boots of the whistleblowers

“Do we have a whistle lying around?”

Please click here to see the article written by Western Bulldogs player Robert Murphy from The Age newspaper.

By |May 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Round 9 – shorts

The long weekend of football started in great fashion in Adelaide, with the largest crowd for a home and away game in Adelaide making so much noise that the umpires still haven’t heard the three quarter time siren.  What a way for Heath Ryan to bring up his 100th […]

Interview with field umpire Troy Pannell

Click here to listen to an interview with field umpire Troy Pannell on the collision with Nick Malceski. Interview courtesy of 3AW Sports Today.

Memorable milestone for Heath Ryan

I would like to think that all milestone matches will be as memorable as that one was on Thursday night.  “Adelaide v Collingwood in front of 50,000 screaming fans.  The noise was loud, it was an amazing atmosphere, I couldn’t want for anything more,” said an elated Heath today […]

Teacher’s top marks

Please click here to view an article regarding Western Australian, rookie based AFL Field umpire, Matthew Adams.

By |May 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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