Everyone has a story to tell

THE Mornington Peninsula has many retirees with a story or even a book, and Eric Brewer is one of those. A few months ago he moved to Rosebud from Benalla, which had been his home for a good part of his life. ...

Rose O’Dea is not defined by football

AFL goal umpire, Rose O’Dea has put her umpiring career on hold as she takes a bold step to further her career.  I chatted with Rose last week to gain a better understanding of what she was doing and why.&...

2017 AFL Grand Final Umpires Announced

Congratulations to the 2017 AFL Grand Final umpires - Field: Matt Stevic, Simon Meredith, Shaun Ryan, Brett Rosebury (E). Boundary: Rob Haala, Mitchell Lefevre, Matthew Konetschka, Damien Cusack, Brett D...

Rookies and former members salute in state grand finals

Three senior AFL competitions across Australia are into their grand final weekends.  We are filled with great pride watching the future stars of tomorrow be selected for the biggest games of their careers....

George ‘Sadist’ Mather

George Mather’s involvement with umpiring has spanned 62 years – as a boundary umpire with the VFL Reserve Grade, Umpires’ Trainer and Fitness Coach for the VFL Goal Umpires’ squad. George Mather, born to Vi...

Milestones achieved and records broken this weekend

Justin Schmitt becomes the 13th umpire in the history of the game to umpire 350 games this weekend when he takes the field in the Adelaide v Geelong Preliminary Final. Justin just keeps getting better with age....
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