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    Sunbury AFL umpire Jordan Andrews talks about his China experience

Sunbury AFL umpire Jordan Andrews talks about his China experience

A FIRST trip to China came about in a way Jordan Andrews never expected — umpiring an AFL game.

The Sunbury resident was part of an 11-strong umpiring contingent which travelled to Jiangwan Sports Centre in Shanghai for the historic match between Gold Coast and Port Adelaide last weekend.
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By |May 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 9 shorts: Eleni passes the test with flying colours

An extremely rare event occurred at 4pm on Sunday, the crowd around the umpires race in the Essendon v WCE game stood and applauded the umpires as they left the field.  Shaun Ryan and Simon Meredith looked bemused, Eleni took it in and enjoyed the experience.  The football public […]

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    Geelong Umpires inspire focus on Inclusion for all in mainstream sport!

Geelong Umpires inspire focus on Inclusion for all in mainstream sport!

“Breaking down the barriers – It’s about what brings us together rather than what sets us apart”. That’s the message from Dave Harris, current AFL field umpire and Sports Administrator of the Geelong Umpires ahead of Saturday’s ninth annual Encompass Cup, where a panel of umpires with varying disabilities […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    The Glass Ceiling is Shattered – Football will Never be the Same Again

The Glass Ceiling is Shattered – Football will Never be the Same Again

On 21 May 2017, Eleni Glouftsis will become the first female field umpire to officiate in an AFL game when she walks out onto Etihad Stadium to umpire Essendon v West Coast.  It is a remarkable achievement that has caught the attention of the football world, including Prime Minister […]

By |May 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Prime Minister congratulates Eleni Glouftsis

Any cheers for an umpire are unexpected, but this shout-out might have had Eleni Glouftsis choking on her whistle as she prepares to become the first woman to officiate as a field umpire in a senior AFL match.

The 25-year-old has been named as one of the umpires for Sunday’s match between […]

By |May 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Rob O’Gorman Reaches 50

On Saturday afternoon in Round 4, field umpire Rob O’Gorman notched up his 50th AFL match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.  

Rob’s first official match was in Round 7 in 2014 between Hawthorn and St Kilda at the MCG. Rob says one of his best attributes is to remain […]

By |May 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Alan Lloyd ‘Froggy’ Thomson

“FROGGY” as he affectionately known was born on the 2nd of December 1945 to Sidney & Phyllis Thomson at Reservoir.  Alan has a brother Ian and in 1973 married Dianne.  They have two children, Christopher and Sally.

I hear you asking how did he get the nickname “FROGGY?” I’m reliably […]

By |May 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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    Round 8 shorts: Shane McInerney chalks up an amazing milestone

Round 8 shorts: Shane McInerney chalks up an amazing milestone

What do you say to a man who has been front and centre on our television screens for almost a quarter of a century and to be honest, just keeps on giving?  His resilience is boundless.  His energy and hunger for the contest is amazing.  Only current umpire coach, […]

By |May 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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