Umpire Shorts

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Umpire Shorts – May 27

Justin Schmitt chalked up his 250th AFL game when Hawthorn played Gold Coast on Sunday afternoon.  Justin would agree that over the past 18 months, he is in career best form, which included two finals in 2012. ...
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Umpire Shorts – May 20

Boundary umpire Nathan Doig celebrated his 150th AFL match on Friday night in an absolute thriller. Nathan, umpired his first AFL game in 2005 being promoted after two WAFL grand finals in '03 and '04. Nathan i...
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Umpire Shorts – May 13

Round seven sees only one milestone being achieved but it is a good one!  WA based boundary umpire Alan Zanich clocked up his 150th game when he took to the field in the Fremantle v. Collingwood game at Paterso...
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Umpire Shorts – May 8

Stephen McBurney has resumed his quest towards the 400 game milestone when he returned to AFL senior ranks two weeks ago.  Stephen, who trained 76 days straight in the lead up to the pre - Christmas benchmark f...
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Umpire Shorts – May 1

Milestones continue this week with boundary umpire stalwart Rob Haala clocking up his 200th game in the Carlton v. Adelaide match at the MCG. Rob commenced his career with the Southern Football League in 2001 a...
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Umpire Shorts – April 22

Congratulations to AFL boundary umpire, Michael Marantelli who officiated in his 50th game on the weekend when Richmond played the Western Bulldogs. Michael was appointed to the list in 2011 from the Essendon ...
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Umpire Shorts – April 2

Veteran field umpire Stephen McBurney had his preseason planned to the minute and was ready for his 384th AFL match on Easter Sunday at Etihad Stadium when he strained a hamstring in the last running effort of ...
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Umpire Shorts – March 22

Field umpire Matt Stevic officiated in his 200th AFL game on the weekend when Fremantle took on the West Coast Eagles at Patersons Stadium.  Matt, originally a country boy from Leongatha and a product of the We...
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