Umpire Shorts

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 the centre of the MCG for Jason to finish his […]

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 friends traveled over from South Australia to make the day […]

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 grand finals.  Boundary umpire Drew Kowalski was the least experienced with 82 games under […]

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 experience to the group.  

Caught the pre-match comments from a Perth radio station before […]

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 fourth on the all-time list of VFL/AFL games umpired by a goal umpire.  […]

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 injury following his first game back in round 18 for […]

Round 18 – Shorts

Jason Venkataya represented umpiring with distinction at the AFL opening of the Multi-cultural round.  Jason was part of a panel interviewed by Jason Mifsud, AFL head of diversity.  He outlined his families journey to Australia, his introduction to footy and why it was important for his connection to Australia’s […]

Round 17 – shorts

It was a case of “old home week” for a number of the AFL umpires last weekend when our Tassie boys went back to Blundstone Arena and a welcome home.  Scott Jeffery hadn’t been back since 1998 when he travelled to Melbourne to pursue his dream of AFL footy.  […]

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