Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we Forget.
You would assume that for a Goal Umpire that one of their most important items in their bag is their flags. Now after a game you are sometimes in a rush to get home which was the case for Sam Moerenhout. Usually you would notice if you were missing your 4 sticks but luckily for Sam one of his teammate picked them up and got them back to him asap. Young Boundary umpire Flynn Drapper forgot his sweatbands and asked his colleges if anyone had any spares. Damian McMaster came to the rescue with some spares that had been in his bag un washed for the last couple of weeks. Let’s just say Flynn won’t be forgetting his sweat bands next time! Thanks also must go out to Goal umpire Coaches Allan Grant and Ray Menzies for running the bar and nibbles on Saturday night.
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?
A player whilst taking a mark, 2 seconds prior to the siren, is accidentally contacted high by his team mate causing a blood nose. Is he able to take his kick after the siren? 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:
The Full Back is kicking the ball in after a behind, he kicks the ball to himself clear of hand and foot, then handballs the ball directly over the boundary line. What is your decision?
Answer is Deliberate out of Bounds.
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.