Simon Meredith joins the elite 300 Club

In round 3 on Saturday the 10th of April 2004, North Melbourne won by 5 points against Carlton at the MCG in front of 36,273 fans. This was also the day Simon Meredith made his AFL debut and was awarded heritage number 398. Simon will walk out onto the […]

Medda continues to excel

You are immediately captured by his unbridled enthusiasm, his contagious smile and passion for the game.  Field umpire, Simon Meredith may have just umpired his 250th AFL game but he could well be that same youthful rookie who first stepped onto an AFL ground in 2004. 

“I hope I never […]

Tim Morrison hits a ton

Boundary umpire, Tim Morrison forms part of a Western Region Football League push to take over AFL umpiring.  Tim is but one of seven listed umpires making his mark on the AFL umpiring scene who commenced his career in that league.

“When I arrived on my first night of training […]

Nathan earns his 200th

Underneath that warm welcoming smile and the apparent laid back style beats the heart of a man who is driven to be a perfectionist in everything he touches.

Nathan Doig umpired his 200th AFL game on the boundary last Thursday night in the Fremantle v Collingwood clash.  His total games […]

Gordo prepares for his 150

The first thing you notice about chatting with Chris Gordon (Gordo) is that his smile immediately disarms you and you relax into his company with ease.

I walked away from our conversation however, with a completely different mindset about what makes Gordo tick.  You see, take out his first season […]

A sliding doors moment and 50 AFL games

Field umpire Nick Foot was very happy as a youngster playing footy with his mates at North Hobart while his father coached opposition team Glenorchy. Nick was 14 years old, he played with mates on Saturday and umpired with mates on Sunday.

“I umpired senior Southern Football League seniors in […]

Round 9 shorts

Highly experienced boundary umpire Rob Haala umpired his 250th AFL game in a significant encounter at the MCG on Saturday night, dreamtime at the G.  Rob moves into 15th place in total number of VFL/AFL games umpired by boundary umpires.  Rob joins Aaron Deckys (259), Jonathan Creasey (280), John […]

Hosko hits 50

“I never expected to make the AFL panel on my first attempt after umpiring the 2011 VFL grand final.  I had only umpired 38 senior VFL games and it was my first final series, but you would never turn down the opportunity,” reflected Brendan today when he thought about […]

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