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200 Club: Andrew Crosby

On Friday 1st September, I was privileged enough to be invited to the SANFL 200 Club, Past Players and Officials Association Luncheon in the Ian McLachlan room at Adelaide Oval. Although not officially inducted into the ‘200 Club’ until the AGM next January, any player or  official who had reached the 200 game milestone during …

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2017 League Grand Final: Recap

A crowd of just under 40,000 attended the SANFL League Grand Final at Adelaide Oval on Sunday September 24th. In a low scoring affair, Sturt went back to back, defeating the Port Magpies by the slimmest of margins. An experienced crew in the middle allowed the game to flow with minimal fuss and they performed …

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2017 Reserves Grand Final: Recap

The 2017 SANFL Reserves Grand Final was a tight tussle between Sturt and West Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday September 24th. Congratulations to all our umpires who represented the SANFL and SANFLUA superbly. The opportunity to Umpire in one of the best stadiums in Australia is something all our umpires can look upon with …

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2017 Under 18s Grand Final: Recap

The Under 18s SANFL Grand Final was played last Sunday September 17th at Adelaide Oval as a curtain raiser to the SANFL League Preliminary Final. It was a great day weather wise which allowed the game to be played in high spirits. All umpires performed admirably. SANFLUA congratulates all Umpires who officiated. We look forward …

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2017 SANFL Grand Final Umpires Announced

  Giles Lewis will officiate in his first SANFL League Grand Final this weekend. Giles was elevated to the AFL Field Umpires Rookie list earlier this year and after a strong season, has been rewarded with his biggest Match Appointment of his short but promising career. It will also be Giles’ 50th SANFL League appearance. …

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Getting To Know: Michael Button

Umpiring Discipline: Goal Umpire 1st SANFL League Game: Woodville-West Torrens vs Sturt, Woodville Oval, Round 18, July 30 2016 Commenced Umpiring Career With: South East Football Umpires League (Mount Gambier, SA) in 2008 Honours in Umpiring: Goal Umpire of the Year (SEFUL 2010-13); Golden Whistle (SEFUL 2014-15); Goal Umpire Seniors Grand Final (SEFUL 2010-15); Most Improved Goal Umpire (SANFL 2016); …

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2017 Annual Dinner: 70 years in the making

The best of South Australian Umpiring both past and present gathered at the picturesque Adelaide Oval in the Ian McLachlan Room on Thursday August 17th for our 70th Annual Dinner. Members, Life members and VIP Guests were greeted with stunning views overlooking Adelaide Oval with the beautiful St Peters Cathedral as a backdrop. Guests arrived …

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Getting To Know: Peter Sowerbutts

Umpiring Discipline: Field Umpire Commenced Umpiring Career With: NAPSFA can’t remember what that stands for but it’s the North Adelaide panel Honours in Umpiring: 2013 NAPSFA Field Umpire of the year, 2015 Under 16s SANFL Grand Final emergency umpire Why did you become an Umpire: I’ve always loved footy, but wasn’t ever big enough or skillful …

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Double Century for Croz

An illustrious umpiring career culminated in the ultimate achievement of 200 SANFL league games on Saturday 2nd June for Andrew “Croz” Crosby, in the game at Unley, Norwood v Sturt. When one looks at the history of the SANFL, in 140 years only 47 umpires of all disciplines have ever achieved this 200 game milestone. …

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