Monthly Archives: August 2017

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    Five minutes with pro stair climber and Adelaide Marathon ambassador Darren Wilson

Five minutes with pro stair climber and Adelaide Marathon ambassador Darren Wilson

THIS former AFL umpire and firefighter is an ambassador for the Adelaide Marathon Festival. He also has won the Empire State Building stair race and can climb most buildings in the time it takes you to read this story. He spoke to Gordon Knight

WHY RUN? Part of the reason […]

By |August 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 21 shorts: A moment to savour

Ian “Buzz” Burrows came into the year on the back of his 7th grand final in 2016 needing two games to move to 250 in his outstanding career.  He’s not sure whether he walked in front of a black cat, stood on a crack or walked under a ladder […]

By |August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Harry Beitzel passes away

Harry Beitzel passed away on August 13th in Gosford hospital following a brief illness, aged 90.  While Harry was renowned for his 16 years of media work on numerous Melbourne radio stations and for his now innovative “Galahs” trip where he took the best Australian Rules players overseas to […]

By |August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Beyond the ref’s room

Football Federation Victoria & Football Federation Australia hosted an evening with decorated international football referee Mark Clattenburg and two of Australia’s best football referees, Shaun Evans of the A-League and Kate Jacewicz of the W-League. The night was hosted by Fox Sports commentator Michael Zappone.

Mark Clattenburg is widely renowned […]

By |August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why the NFL is finally hiring full-time officials

The NFL took an important step Wednesday in what has been a five-year process to convert its officials into full-time league employees. After months of negotiations prompted by the NFL competition committee, the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) agreed to the structure of a modest transition during the course of […]

By |August 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Buzz man reaches 250

Ian ‘Buzza’ Burrows started his boundary umpiring journey with the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League back in the year 2000. Seventeen years later he will umpire in his 250th AFL match on Saturday afternoon at Simmonds Stadium. Alongside the significant milestone match this weekend sits 29 finals, 7 […]

By |August 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ronald Keith Bailey, J.P.

It is with pleasure that I bring to you Ronald Keith Bailey J.P., one of the hardest workers for our association that you would ever meet. Nothing is too much for Ron as he prepares and organizes the X-men umpire functions, held at Mornington for the blokes and Darebin […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 20 shorts – SA goal umpire makes history

Steve Axon has always taken every opportunity to break records.  He umpired his first SANFL senior grand final as an 18-year-old.  A child protégé, success came to Steve because he has a relentless approach to training both physically and mentally.  He umpired in his first AFL grand final in […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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