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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...

Round 8 – Shorts

History was made on Saturday night at the "G" when our two female goal umpires were appointed to the "field of women" match in recognition of the women's round and the breast cancer network.  Rose and Chelsea h...

Round 7 – shorts

Nothing could detract from Rob O'Gorman's first official game (he umpired a quarter when he came on in the GWS v Melbourne game in Round 3)  Hawthorn v. St Kilda at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon.  Not even th...
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