Umpire Shorts

Round 2 shorts – Dean Margetts chalks up 300 AFL games

Seventeen years on and over 707,000 kilometres of travel between Perth and Melbourne, Dean Margetts umpired his 300th AFL game at the new Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday night in the match between Fremantle ...

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...
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