Umpire Shorts

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...

Round 6 – Shorts

Tasmanian based goal umpire, Mark Ensbey umpired his first AFL game yesterday when he lined up in the Western Bulldogs v Adelaide match, becoming the 337th goal umpire to umpire an VFL/AFL match. Mark origin...

Round 5 – Shorts

Here is a quirky one to start this weeks observations.  Did Ben Ryan not hear the call from Luke Hodge yesterday which meant that the coin had to be tossed again or was it that the coin tosser used a "lucky coi...

Round 4 – shorts

A full round of matches this week and no emergency umpires got a run!  Phew what a difference seven days can make.  Two of the field umpires who were replaced last weekend, Jason Armstrong and Ben Ryan were abl...

Round 3 – shorts

Field umpiring over the weekend became became a war of attrition as three umpires went down on Sunday with injury during matches. Ben Ryan left the ground in the GWS v Melbourne with an ankle injury and was ...

Round 2 – shorts

Two field umpires bit the dust prior to the commencement of the round which saw David Harris and  Leigh Fisher come in for their first games of the season.  Scott Jeffery (back) and Jason Armstrong (calf) were ...

Monday Shorts Round one

The AFL lists were finalised a week before round one commenced bringing something old and many things new. Cameron Ward, returned to training pre christmas with a long term view to regaining his spot on the ...
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