Recently retired AFL goal umpire Troy Mavroudis has certainly taken the notion of a “sea change” to a whole new level.
Troy has left the iconic surrounds of the Gold Coast and traded it for the interior of Southern New South Wales, more specifically Wagga. Troy commenced his new role as the Umpire Development Co-ordinator for Southern NSW on Tuesday. Troy indicated that the time was right with a young family to make the move, which he is passionate about, before his son started school. “I responded to an advertised position and went through the interview process. We spent a few days here in Wagga over Christmas and decided to make the move,” said a very excited Troy.
Like the Troy we know, he wants to be across his entire role immediately, but understands he is now in charge of recruiting and assisting community competitions from Broken Hill to Dubbo, through the Riverina to the Hume leagues with all umpiring related matters. We wish him well. It’s a huge portfolio and a bigger sea change.
Troy umpired 130 games as a Queensland based goal umpire and is a life member of the AFLUA. He retired at the end of the 2013 season.
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