Monthly Archives: December 2016

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    Trailblazer Eleni Glouftsis rising through the AFL umpiring ranks

Trailblazer Eleni Glouftsis rising through the AFL umpiring ranks

ELENI Glouftsis had just finished another busy day at school when she closed her books, picked up her whistle and hurried to get to football umpire’s training in Melbourne.

It’s a month before Christmas and the AFL’s players — both male and female — aren’t the only ones slugging their […]

By |December 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Late night overseas call a revelation

Like most umpires, Hayden Gavine’s introduction to umpiring started when he was young, at the age of 13, when he ran the boundary in the Under 18’s and Seniors on Saturday and ran the field on the Sunday in the Juniors. Hayden took up umpiring after being encouraged by […]

By |December 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Matt Maclure aims to fly

Like so many kids at an early age, Matt Maclure started his umpiring career as a boundary umpire for the simple reasons that it was a good source of pocket money and kept him fit as he was also playing football. As the running aspect of his umpiring began […]

By |December 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Push for full-time umpires grows after Europe study tour

THE PUSH for the AFL to employ full-time whistleblowers is growing within its own ranks, as the umpiring department continues to explore the concept.

The idea of full-time umpires has been debated over the years, with former umpires boss Wayne Campbell dismissing the concept when he took over the job […]

By |December 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Dylan Benwell – newly appointed AFL Goal Umpire

Since joining the VFL list, Dylan Benwell has been amongst the high performers at VFL senior level, having umpired 104 VFL, 10 AFV Development and 16 TAC Cup games during his career at the VFL, since arriving from the Southern Umpires’ Association in 2011. He also umpired the 2012 […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments
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