Over the coming weeks you will also notice our new and young first year umpires wearing a green bib which has been introduced by the AFL to wear over the top of their uniform. This is to identify to all players’ coaches and spectators that these are learning umpires who have just started in umpiring. Make sure if you see one of these green vests at your game of football to give them a cheer and praise them for the job they are doing.
In umpiring when an interesting or unique situation comes up in a game we call it a “Blue Mooner”. Each week in this article I will ask a “Blue Mooner” question for you to answer. To find out the answer all you need to do is go to the Geelong Umpires website, www.gful.com.au, and look at “What’s your Decision” under the Coaching Information Tab. This week’s question is?
At a centre bounce, a boundary umpire pays a centre square infringement against the Newtown wingman. The ball goes straight to the St Albans rover from the ruck contest and he is clear to take advantage. Can he take the advantage? What is your decision?
Remember to head to the website or check out next week’s article for the answer.
Last Week’s Question was:
A match is stopped 10 minutes into to the 2nd Quarter due to a freak hail storm. The match is unable to recommence within 30 minutes. What is your decision?
Answer is a draw.
If you are interested in umpiring contact the Geelong Umpires on 03 5229 8599 or get down to the umpires’ rooms at Kardinia Park on a Monday or Wednesday from 4.30 pm onwards. Further information can be found on our brand new Geelong Umpires website. www.gful.com.au .
Remember to say something nice to the Umpires this weekend as they are giving it their all!
The Geelong Umpires would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2015.
Major: Metricon & Specsavers.
Gold: Buckley’s Entertainment Centre, Ford Credit Coop Society and Geelong Galvanizing.
Silver: Crossfit Geelong, Fagg’s Mitre 10, Kardinia Café, Rinnai, SC Technology and Technika.
Bronze: Barry Plant, Promote-It, and Routleys.