Umpire Shorts

Finals Week 2 shorts: Now the footy gets tough

When the football is one sided and umpiring goes unnoticed it would be tough to make changes going into the penultimate round of finals of 2017.  So spare a thought for Brendan Hosking and Ray Chamberlain ...

Round 22 shorts

Veteran goal umpire, Jason Venkataya waved his flags for the 211th time in an AFL game on Friday night and bowed out of football.  In a great show of support for Jason all of the officiating umpires waited in t...

Round 3 shorts

Brodie Kenny-Bell becomes the 340th goal umpire to debut in the VFL/AFL. Brodie officiated in the Sydney v GWS game at the SCG. Talking to Brodie today he was still on cloud nine and said that his family and fr...

Round 22 – Shorts

Shane McInerney heralded in his 400th game on Saturday with a panel of significant experience.  Between the nine officiating umpires there was a total of 1873 games of AFL football including 131 finals and 19 g...

Round 21 – Shorts

The comebacks continued from VFL to AFL this week.  Simon Meredith and Chris Kamolins were back from long term injury and illness.  Both of these experienced umpires bolstered the ranks and brought a level of e...

Round 20 – Shorts

AFL goal umpire David Dixon has equalled Colin Hood's record of 311 games this weekend when he officiated in the St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs match at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.  This puts David and Colin equal f...

Round 19 – Shorts

Twenty five weeks into a tough season that will go to the wire for teams fighting for a top 8 finish and our field umpires are dropping like flies.  Heath Ryan has finally succumbed to a season ending Achilles ...
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