Congratulations to Dean Margetts who announced he will be retiring from AFL football following this weekend’s match between Fremantle and West Coast at Optus Stadium.
Dean joined the AFL list in 2002 and has so far umpired 376 AFL games, including 12 finals, which places him 9th in the number of games umpired as a field umpire in VFL/AFL history.
Dean is a life member of the AFLUA and was the winner of the Bishop Shield in 2012.
AFLUA President Brett Rosebury congratulated Dean on his contribution to AFL football, not only as an AFL umpire, but also the work he has done in developing umpires in Western Australia over many years with the WAFL.
Brett started his umpiring career alongside Dean at the South Suburban Juniors District in Perth and eventually they joined each other umpiring at AFL level. “Dean has made a significant contribution to our umpiring group, on Perth-based umpires, and the next wave of AFL and AFLW umpires. He is passionate about anything associated with umpiring. He puts his heart and soul into whatever it is, be it developing junior umpires in country WA or adjudicating a Derby game,as he is this weekend. He is highly respected by his peers, players, coaches and the football community.”
“I would like to thank Dean for his contribution and to wish him all the best this Sunday!”