Monthly Archives: September 2014

Grand Final Umpires happy to stay out of the spotlight

AFL umpires Ian Burrows and Luke Walker will be officiating on Grand Final day. They chat to Paul Kennedy about selection and fading into the background.

Please click here to view the video interview on ABC Grandstand Sport.

By |September 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Experience backed on the biggest stage

The AFL umpiring department has backed in its experienced umpires to take charge of the 2014 grand final.

The field umpires go into the game with Simon Meredith having umpired the past two grand finals.  He is partnered by Mat Nicholls and Matt Stevic who have umpired one grand final […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

New wave for female umps in WAFL Grand Final

HISTORY will be made in the WAFL Grand Final on Sunday at Patersons Stadium as Lauren French and Sally Boud become the first female goal-umpiring duo to officiate in a senior Grand Final.

Please click here to view the full article from the AFL website.

By |September 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

AFL scholarships for female field umpires

GRAND Final umpire Matthew Nicholls says the next frontier for the game is to have female field umpires officiating at AFL level.

Please click here to view the full article from the AFL website.

By |September 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments
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    Sports umpires: Our top officials blow the whistle on how they deal with the hate

Sports umpires: Our top officials blow the whistle on how they deal with the hate

THERE he is. On the edge of the frame. But no one is looking at him. Instead 50,000 sets of eyes are on the Crows player with No. 19 on his back who is about to kick a miraculous goal from deep in the pocket at the Adelaide Oval.

Please […]

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

Our rookies perform in state league grand finals

To be named on the AFL “rookie list” clearly indicates to all that you are taking the next step towards becoming a AFL-listed field umpire.  You have spent the summer trialing to get a contracted place on the list, attending coaching sessions, teleconferences if you are interstate, following a […]

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

A fifty-fifty chance

Spare a thought for the umpires and the umpiring department today.  As Hawthorn decides if Cyril Rioli is fit enough to play or whether Sewell or McEvoy can force their way back into the team, Campbell, Kennedy and their fellow selectors are putting ticks and crosses next to names […]

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

Nomad settles into rightful place

Field umpire Troy Pannell officiates in his 150th AFL game this Friday night in the preliminary final between Sydney and North Melbourne.  Troy is uncovering some rare earth this season as his finals campaigns in the previous two seasons had not gone this deep.  

Troy has umpired in as […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Milestones, News|0 Comments
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