Congratulations to Steven Paunovic who officiated in his 200th SANFL League match on Sunday at Unley Oval.
Steve started umpiring with the SANFL in 1998 and his first League game was in 2002. Steve was fortunate to join the AFL Squad in 2010 and 2011 and his main career highlights to date have been officiating in the SANFL Grand Final in 2009 and 2014, his 100th SANFL League game and his first and last AFL game.
Having also gained the goal umpires award in 2014, Steve feels that what has kept him around umpiring all of these years is the importance of social camaraderie with the friendships you make within the umpiring group and this keeps him going.
Well done Steve on a great achievement.
Author: Steven Rypp