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Ian Burrows – congratulations on 300 AFL games

Ian ‘Buzzer’ Burrows joined an illustrious group becoming only the 14th boundary umpire to achieve 300 games in the history of the VFL/AFL when he took to the field for the Collingwood v St Kilda game at the MC...

Hubbing it – for the Showdown game

Between putting my hand up to quarantine in Adelaide, the South Australian government approving us coming and packing my bags, I didn’t have the chance to think about the 2-week quarantine period until I arrive...

Congratulations Alistair Meldrum – 50 AFL games

Umpiring 50 AFL games is an achievement not to be sneezed at (in your elbow please!) and Alistair ‘Molly’ Meldrum joined that elite circle when he umpired his 50th AFL game at the Gold Coast v Port Adelaide gam...

Where are they now? Kevin Leonard ‘Mandrake’ Andrews

KEVIN LEONARD ‘MANDRAKE’ ANDREWS - Heritage Goal Umpire 175 Our Next “Where are they Now” in Kevin Leonard Andrews better known as ‘Mandrake’ in the umpiring circles. Born on the 10th May 1942 in Richmond...

1910 president(s) revealed

George Hastings (L) with future VFL umpire Michael Minahan in their Essendon playing days   Got him! Yes! Compiling the list of pre-1938 office-bearers has been a lengthy process but this week a ...

Round 20 shorts – weekend of milestones

Congratulations of course to Shane McInerney for an amazing 500 games of AFL football. However, there were two other milestones of sorts that were shadowed with the focus on Shane.  Mat Nicholls officiated in h...

Mitch Le Fevre inducted into the Hall of Fame

Current AFL boundary umpire, Mitch LeFevre was indicted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to football last Saturday night at Wrest Point Casino.  Mitch becomes only the t...
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