Life Member Passing: Tony Cooper

It is with great sadness that The SANFL Umpires Association advise of the passing of Life Member Mr. Tony Cooper. Tony was born on the 15th of June 1936. He passed on Wednesday September 25th. Tony started umpiring in approximately 1960 at the age of 24, after playing junior football for Sturt. He went on …

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Life Member Passing: Ken Potts

It is with great sadness that The SANFL Umpires Association advise of the passing of Life Member Mr. Kenneth Potts. Ken was 86 years of age. Ken started umpiring in 1960 at the age of 26 and at the time of his death he was still actively involved as a trainer/massage consultant. Ken’s commitment spanned …

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Life Member Passing: Lyall Phillips

It is with sadness that the SANFL Umpires Association advise of the passing of Life Member Mr. Lyall Phillips, at the age of 84, on Monday the 16th of September, following a short illness. Lyall commenced umpiring with the SANFL in approximately 1963 and in the early days was a regular at dinners and social …

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2019 SANFL Grand Final Umpires Announced

Season 2019 has flashed by. The SANFL League Grand Final takes place this weekend at Adelaide Oval and we’re pleased to announce our team for the day. There is some experience amongst the team as well as a couple of first timers to the final day of the season. Two of the three Field Umpires …

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Life Member Passing: Bill Holst

Sadly the SANFLUA advise that Life Member Bill Holst passed away at Ashford hospital last Sunday, March 17th at the age of 83.   Bill was a highly regarded field umpire with the SANFL, Glenelg SW panel and various Country panels for more than 20 years. He was awarded life membership in 1976.   Bill …

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2018 SANFL Grand Final Umpires Announced

A mix of experience and first timers will take to the field in Sunday’s SANFL League Grand Final. The team charged with over seeing the match was announced early this week. Field Umpire Mitchell Harris will officiate his first League Grand Final. Having only officiated in 35 League Matches, Mitch has made a rapid rise …

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2018 U18s Grand Final Umpires Announced

Field Umpire Jack Miller will officiate in his 3rd Grand Final in three seasons when he takes to the field at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Jack umpired last years U18 Grand Final and took control of the U16 Grand Final in 2016. Alex Reardon completes the double for season 2018. Alex umpired this years U16 …

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Around The Disciplines: July

July proved to be a busy month for our Umpires. We saw more milestones, our annual night off and a 3km time trial. Preparation for the 2018 SANFL Finals Series certainly kicked into gear. We have no doubt at all that all of our umpires can’t wait for the warmer weather that spring brings. The …

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Medlin reaches 200 SANFL Matches

The alarm sounded and Toby & I both opened our eyes and looked at each other. Today was the day; The 2014 Grand Final. The day Toby had been dreaming of. It was finally here. We looked at each other and smiled with nerves and excitement. I followed Toby’s pre-game ritual by getting out of …

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