Graeme Lindsay uttered these words when he umpired his last game on the VFL panel in 1972, “It was a very sad moment, a realisation that many great times as an active central umpire were at an end. A true milestone in life’s journey.” Graeme had umpired 168 VCFL games including 3 VCFL finals. He was a member of the social committee for two years in 1967 and ’68. Graeme was made a life member of the association in 1973. Graeme commenced his umpiring career with the Geelong Umpires Association in 1953. He progressed to the VFL Reserve Grade between 1958 and 1961. When Graeme finished his VFL duties he returned to the Eastern District Football League for the 1973 season.
Away from football Graeme was a primary school teacher, his last 10 to 15 years as Principal at East Kew primary school. He was also a very active member of the local community.
Graeme was 81. Please see the Herald Sun for funeral details.