Monthly Archives: June 2016

Darren “Whip” Wilson calls time

How do you know when the time is right to give it away?  That is the loaded question all great athletes must deal with and so too our own Darren Wilson.

“It has been an amazing five weeks and I stand here tonight in front of you all saying I […]

By |June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Round 14 shorts – Brad Doolan steals the show

Our Fiona McBurney match day participant, Brad stole the show after the game on Saturday at the “G” and according to his father, Glen, it wasn’t the first time! Get a look at Brad’s post match speech on our website. Brad misses no one, Dean Margetts, Ray Chamberlain, our […]

By |June 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Passion for footy? You bet!

When you grow up in a family that eats, drinks and lives footy, with a father, Noel, that played 57 games for Richmond between 1975 and 1979, then a further 6 for South Melbourne in the VFL it is all about being down the local park kicking a footy […]

By |June 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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    Round 13 shorts – Four field umpire system rolled out in all AFL games

Round 13 shorts – Four field umpire system rolled out in all AFL games

The first true test of the four field umpire system was put into place over the weekend.  Trials have been conducted over many years in NAB challenge matches and during the last four rounds of last season.  However, that trial was confined to non finals teams and non finals […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Match hardened Tim Lougoon makes it 50

One of the first things that struck me about Tim Lougoon was his resilience and mental toughness.  Tim recalls that he got a call up from then AFL boundary umpire Technical Consultant, Keith Norman on the eve of his round one VFL game in 2014 and asked if he […]

By |June 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Elite performer runs his 300th AFL game

His cheeky smile will disarm you, his layback nature and easy conversation draws you to him instantly.  Walk across the white line onto an AFL ground and it’s gloves off, concentration on and a relentless pursuit of excellence that consumes Jonathan Creasey until the final siren blows.  Then the […]

By |June 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Round 12 shorts: Umps support Freeze MND at the G

For the second year in a row umpires donned the blue beanies in a show of support for Neale Daniher and his Freeze MND day at the MCG.  This year the goal umpires wore the beanies as part of their match day uniforms.  David Dixon and Dan Wilson kept […]

By |June 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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    Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience: Celia Nash joins the AFL umpires

Fiona McBurney Match Day Experience: Celia Nash joins the AFL umpires

WHEN Celia Nash is asked to remove her Hawthorn scarf and jacket, she does so reluctantly.
A one-eyed supporter who knows every player by heart, the 16-year-old bleeds brown and gold.

Her Hawthorn gear is an extension of her fanaticism and a symbol of her love for the reigning premiers.

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By |June 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments
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