Getting To Know: Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe in action

Umpiring Discipline: Goal Umpire

1st SANFL League Game: Port Adelaide v Eagles

Commenced Umpiring Career With: Independent Schools

Honours in Umpiring: 2 x U/18s Champs 2008-09, 2008 Best Academy Umpire, 1 x U/16s Grand Final held on AFL Grand Final Day before the AFL GF, U/17s GF 2007, U/19s GF 2008, U/18s GF 2009, Reserves GF 2010, 2011 & 2013, SANFL ANZAC DAY Game 2013-15, 2015 State Game WAFL V SANFL, League GF 2015, Golden Flags 2015

Why did you become an Umpire: I loved footy and a mate roped me in one day and I never looked back. Getting paid to umpire from the best seat in the house, can’t get much better

Before a game I always: Sleep in, and get to the game early, buy the budget and relax by watching as much of the Reserves as possible. Always wait until 20 minutes before walk to get ready

Occupation: Sport Development Co-ordinator at Adelaide University

Favourite Food: Indian or Burgers. Hard to split

Favourite Movie: Donnie Darko or Catch Me If You Can

Favourite Music Artist/Band: Radiohead, The Strokes or currently Two Door Cinema Club

3 People you’d like to have dinner with: Bill Murray, Leonardo Di Caprio and Andrew McLeod

Favourite Holiday Destination: New Zealand or Greece

Most admired sportsperson and why: Andrew McLeod. My hero growing up, luckily enough got to work with him for several years. One of the nicest people i have ever met, and a great ambassador for the Indigenous community and is respected by everyone