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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 ...

Round 16 – shorts

While two of our senior umpires made solid comebacks on the weekend in the VFL, that was soured by a serious calf injury to our new Friday night specialist, Chris Kamolins.  Chris was replaced at three-quarter ...

Round 15 – shorts

Justin Schmitt qualified for AFL life membership when he umpired the Hawthorn v. Collingwood  match in round 14. Justin has umpired 271 home and away games plus practice matches and overseas exhibition matches ...

Round 13 – Shorts

Boundary umpire Mitch Lefevre celebrated his 150th game on the weekend.  Mitch, who commenced his career in Tasmania and moved to Melbourne in 2008 when he made the AFL list is one of the most liked team men in...

Round 12 – shorts

Goal umpire, Mark Canning just keeps on racking up the milestones. Mark now moves into third place on the list of all matches goal umpired in the VFL/AFL. Now with 312 games he moved one match ahead of previous...

Round 11 – shorts

It has taken 11 rounds of AFL footy but we finally got all of the Queensland boundary umpires on the field at the one time.  Injury, illness and form has stifled the groups push to achieve that goal.      Th...

Round 10 – shorts

Field umpire, Justin Schmitt was back for his first AFL match since tearing a calf in round 3.  Justin umpired the GWS v Richmond game.  Troy Pannell was still suffering from the knock he received over a week a...

Round 9 – shorts

The long weekend of football started in great fashion in Adelaide, with the largest crowd for a home and away game in Adelaide making so much noise that the umpires still haven't heard the three quarter time si...
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