Former VFL boundary umpire, Graham Carbery, died on Wednesday after a long illness.  Carbery umpired 145 VFL games, including five finals.  He loved umpiring.  His career was different to every boundary umpire in VFL/AFL history.

Most boundary umpires retain anonymity.  They gather the ball, throw it in and run around the boundary.  When their career is over, they shift back into society, a former boundary umpire no less.

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