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At the Top of His Game

AS a child playing football in Leongatha, Matt Stevic would have dreamt of running onto the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground turf on Australian Football League grand final day. Please click here to view the...
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AFL Whistleblowers’ Field of Dreams

It’s 2005 at the MCG and Essendon is getting ready to take on Hawthorn. First-time AFL field umpire Troy Pannell is standing in front of 70,000 screaming fans. Please click here to view the full article from...
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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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FAMILY TIES BIGGER THAN THE GAME

Paul Miesen, father, cook, cleaner, chauffeur, coach, umpire, tutor and mate has always put his family first and so it was no surprise that when we caught up with him he was volunteering at his kids school in B...
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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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Vale Anthony Hunter

VFL umpire, Anthony Hunter aged 32 was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash in Lilydale on Friday night (12 April 2013). Anthony was a massive contributor to the VFUA and AFL Victoria Umpiring Department....
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AFL UMPIRE CHRIS DONLON VISITS THE SMJFL

Last Thursday April 11, the SMJFL Umpiring Department had the pleasure of hosting AFL Umpire Chris Donlon at training, who spoke on the topics of ‘Commitment and Communication’. Please click here to view the...
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