Umpire Shorts

Round 4 Shorts: Son of a gun umpires his 50th game

It would be fair to say that field umpire Brent Wallace has had more than his share of setbacks since he was first contracted to the list in 2015.  Last Thursday night Brent stepped out in his 50th AFL match fo...

Some great milestones achieved in Round 1

Low scores, a couple of blowouts and a heap of warm and humid weather across the country didn’t stop AFL football from hitting our television screens for round one, across four days last week. On the back of...

Grand Final shorts: Experience gets us home

Billed as a grand final too close to call, the game itself certainly lived up to those expectations!  With scores level at the end of the third quarter, the game finished with West Coast the victors by 5 points...

Round 23 shorts: FM MDE Down Syndrome Grid Game

Some fifty young Down Syndrome participants and their siblings got the thrill of a lifetime when they got to have a “kick on the G” prior to the Melbourne v GWS match on Sunday.  The AFL, MCC and Apricot Consul...

Round 22 shorts: The round starts with some big news

Field umpires, Justin Schmitt and Troy Pannell stood in front of their Melbourne colleagues before training on Thursday night and announced their retirements from AFL Football at the end of the season. Scott Je...
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