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150 Games – Chris Appleton

Goal umpire, Chris Appleton, notched up his 150th AFL appearance in Darwin on Saturday night. Chris, a stalwart of the goal umpiring brigade has umpired in some out of the way places this year, including Darw...
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Retired AFL umpire says crowd abuse worse than ever

Please click here to listen to a radio interview on ABC Grandstand with AFLUA President, Stefan Grun. Please click here to view an ariticle that appeared in The Age on Sunday 2 June, written by AFLUA Preside...
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Darwin City2Surf

The umpiring crew in Darwin certainly had a big trip away, none more so than boundary umpire Michael Marantelli who ran in the Darwin City2surf fun run less than nine hours after he finished running the boundar...
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200 Games – Simon Meredith

Simon Meredith certainly had a milestone game to remember, Adelaide v Fremantle at AAMI Park in his 200th AFL match went down to the wire.  Simon had to call on all of his experience to work through a tense sco...
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Justin Schmitt – 250 up and still blowing strong

TO HAVE umpired 250 AFL games is to have dealt with a lot of harsh scrutiny and absorbed the cries of displeasure of thousands of angry fans. But Justin Schmitt, who will achieve the milestone this Sunday wh...
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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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