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Umpire Shorts – May 8

Stephen McBurney has resumed his quest towards the 400 game milestone when he returned to AFL senior ranks two weeks ago.  Stephen, who trained 76 days straight in the lead up to the pre - Christmas benchmark f...
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Is There A Doctor In The House?

In an ironic way the latest injury to AFL goal umpire Courtney Lai may well have clarified his speciality in medicine. Courtney has toyed with the idea of a career in medicine on and off since he was 10 year...
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At the Top of His Game

AS a child playing football in Leongatha, Matt Stevic would have dreamt of running onto the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground turf on Australian Football League grand final day. Please click here to view the...
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AFL Whistleblowers’ Field of Dreams

It’s 2005 at the MCG and Essendon is getting ready to take on Hawthorn. First-time AFL field umpire Troy Pannell is standing in front of 70,000 screaming fans. Please click here to view the full article from...
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Umpire Shorts – May 1

Milestones continue this week with boundary umpire stalwart Rob Haala clocking up his 200th game in the Carlton v. Adelaide match at the MCG. Rob commenced his career with the Southern Football League in 2001 a...
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Paul Miesen, father, cook, cleaner, chauffeur, coach, umpire, tutor and mate has always put his family first and so it was no surprise that when we caught up with him he was volunteering at his kids school in B...
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