AFLUA life member, John Martin passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 14.  He was aged 92.

John commenced his umpiring career in the VFL reserve grade competition in 1949 where he stayed until promoted to the VFL senior list in 1951.  During his career John umpired 210 VCFL games including 6 finals and 6 metropolitan football league games.

John was made a life member of our association in 1961.

He kept in regular contact with the association, by participating in many of our golf days with his sons.

John’s brother, Reginald was also a life member of our association.  Reg passed away in 2005.

John is survived by his wife Freda and family.  There will be no funeral at the request of the family.

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