Umpire appointments for the EJ Whitten Legends Game

Following the announcement of the two teams contesting this year’s EJ Whitten legends game we thought it appropriate to announce the umpires who have been selected to officiate in this great game.

This year our goal umpires see the return of the dynamic duo of Peter Gonis and Peter Nastasi.  […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Round 22 shorts – History created in Ballarat

History was created on Saturday when Ballarat hosted its first VFL/AFL game.  Mars Stadium was the 46th venue to be used in league history and the match between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide served as the first match to be played for premiership points in Victoria outside Melbourne […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Vale Gary Best

Former VFL/AFL goal umpire and life member, Gary Best passed away last Wednesday following a brief illness.  He was 68 years old.

Gary’s VFL/AFL career as a goal umpire commenced in 1985 but he was a boy from the peninsula first and foremost. 

Gary umpired 305 Southern Umpires games including 11 […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments
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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
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