Vale Greg Lyons, AFL Sydney umpiring legend

The AFL and AFLUA pays tribute to former AFL Boundary Umpire Greg Lyons, who sadly passed away last week.

Greg was an esteemed umpire, umpiring four AFL Sydney Grand Finals in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2004. He was promoted to the AFL Boundary Umpire List in 1999 (Heritage No. 479), umpiring 46 AFL matches between 1999 and 2004. He was known for his hard work and dedication to his preparation and had an extensive running pedigree with Flinders Athletics club in Adelaide before moving to Sydney.

His involvement in umpiring continued after his AFL career where he was an AFL Match Day Coach, as well as coaching boundary umpires in the AFL Sydney competition.

Greg was actively involved in the Hampton Life Saving Club in Melbourne and assisted with the coaching of his son’s footy team at Brighton Beach Junior Football Club.

Our thoughts are with Greg’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. There has been a GoFundMe fundraiser set up for Greg’s family if you would like to donate.