This week has seen 2 of our umpires take part in the Australian School Sports carnival being held in Geelong. Will Ross (Field) and Daniel Robinson (boundary) are a couple of our up and coming umpires who were selected to take part in this weeklong event.
With only the GDFL and a handful of Colts games last weekend, you would have noticed a lot of our umpires running around across all games over the weekend. We had some of our experienced umpires running with 1st and 2nd year umpires to help develop their skills leading in to the later part of the season. It has been great to see some of our guys put their hand up to double or triple up on games to ensure we are helping our new umpires out to improve and learn when they are getting started.
On behalf of the Board of Management and all members we send our deepest condolences to Phil Walsh’s family and friends. What we saw with clubs linking arms in a circle after games on the weekend was a powerful.
On Monday night one of our past umpires and Patron for the Geelong Umpire, Brett Allen, along with our assistant goal umpires coach Colin Hood, were in inducted in to the AFL Umpires Hall of Fame.