Sergio Villagra – the path less travelled

Article written by team mate - AFL boundary umpire, Michael Saunders The background for almost all umpires follows a pretty standard script. First of all I would pose a few questions: Did you grow up i...

Congratulations on 300 AFL games.

Mark's smile and quiet nature can be quite disarming and belies the real strength of character that lies beneath a warm engaging man. "You never coast in life in anything you do.........getting over the line in...

Mark Canning waves in 300 AFL games

AFL goal umpire, Mark Canning becomes only the sixth goal umpire in VFL/AFL history to be appointed to 300 games. Mark is looking forward to walking out onto the Etihad surface at the traditional time of 2.10p...

Umpire Shorts – 19 August 2013

The umpiring department obviously thought that Jack McBurney might need some assistance in his 400 AFL appearance on the weekend so they appointed him with Shane McInerney who was doing his 373rd game and with ...

A double take – a tale of two Pete’s

Two goal umpiring stalwarts received their retirement caricatures and Pete Nastasi received his life membership in a small but classy dinner in Carlton on Monday night with most Melbourne based goal umpires in ...
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