Last night, former AFL Field Umpire Brett Allen was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
With 347 matches, Brett is the ninth-most experienced field umpire in VFL/AFL history. With seven grand finals between 1999-2006, there are only two other umpires – Jack Elder (10) and Ian Robinson (9) who have umpired more grand finals than Brett.
In addition to his seven grand finals, Brett umpired 37 finals, four International Rules Tests and two State of Origin matches. He was a four-time All-Australian umpires (1999, 2000, 2002, 2006) and was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his contribution to Australian football.
Brett was inducted into the AFLUA’s Hall of Fame in 2015.
Brett joined Barry Hall, Simon Goodwin, Ron Todd, John Halbert and Anthony Stevens as Hall of Fame inductees while Malcolm Blight was elevated to legend status.
The AFLUA would like to congratulate Brett on his achievement!!
Brett was interviewed by Ashley Browne on the AFL website. Please click on the following link to access this article.