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Greene suspension shows “respect for umpires is at the heart of the game”

By Michael Whiting, AFL.com.au    The decision by the AFL Appeals Board to increase Toby Greene’s suspension for intentional contact with an umpire sends a strong message regarding the importance of protecting umpires at all levels of the game.   The

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Boundary umpire Michael Barlow hits the big time

Michael Barlow began his umpire journey as a 12-year-old kid in Canberra as a way to make some pocket money. Chasing a fatter wallet in his early high school years eventually gave way to chasing dreams of making it as

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Hart and soul of the umpiring community

Seventeen-year-old umpire, Cypress Hart, is the product of many different environments. He spent his early years regional Western Australia, moved to Rosebery in inner Sydney and is now based in Koolewong on the Central Coast (Darkinjung country). One thing that

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Choosing umpiring over playing

Josh Hollands came to umpiring as so many do: “I needed a part time job and thought getting to run around and umpire games of footy would be perfect,” he said. Then 15 years old, Hollands never expected umpiring to

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