Umpire Shorts

Round 21 shorts: Where has 2019 gone?

Photo courtesy of: Grant Case Here we are with the blink of an eye on the brink of another season ending finale to match all finales.  When did a season go down to the wire like this one? Snow fell on Canberr...

Round 15 shorts – An amazing record equaled

I might sound like a broken record at times, but the football world should stop momentarily and salute an umpiring champion who equaled a record this week and should break the record in round 16.  Hayden Kenned...

Round 14 shorts – Trial claims another ump

Another senior field umpire has succumbed to injury.  Serious questions now need to be asked about the four into three field umpire trial over the bye rounds and the potential future of the system.  The system ...

Round 13 shorts – Ray Chamberlain hits 300 AFL games

Congratulations to field umpire, Ray Chamberlain, who umpired his 300th game last Friday night at Marvel Stadium when Essendon took on Hawthorn.  Ray’s transition onto the AFL list was a little out of the ordin...

Round 12 shorts – What a big weekend of footy!

You could be excused for thinking that at the start of the bye rounds, with only 6 games on, that footy might just slip from front of mind as some teams take a well earned rest.  Waking up on Tuesday morning th...

Round 9 and 10 shorts – The milestones keep on coming

Boundary umpire Michael Marantelli was the 142nd umpire, but only the 49th boundary umpire to officiate in 200 AFL games.  Michael achieved this feat in the Richmond v Hawthorn match at the MCG. In reaching thi...

Round 8 shorts – Michael Palm rolls to 100 games

Congratulations to AFL goal umpire, Michael Palm who officiated in his 100th AFL game when he took to the MCG for the Carlton v Collingwood match on Saturday.  Michael, who hails from SA came into AFL football ...
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