50 Games: Harry Morgan, Matt Barmby, Nathan Bury, Nicky McMahon, Cameron Platt.
100 Games: Lewis Howell-Pavia, Dale Hose, Michael Graham, James Timberlake.
150 Games: Adam Jones, Jess Crucitti.
200 Games: Sam Moerenhout, Tim Neville, Shane Richardson, Scott Dixon.
250 Games: Peter Elliott, Eddie Rubini, Dave Plumridge.
300 Games: Stephen McDonald, Chris Martin.
450 Games: Alan Werry.
500 Games: Peter Schilder.
550 Games: Neil Kearney
600 Games: Ross Bennett, Darren Baensch.
1400 Games: Noel Hooper
You will also notice this weekend our umpires wearing orange shoe laces for the Lace Up Campaign against social violence. Step Back and Think is a non-profit organization that aims to generate cultural change that will end social violence. Through there Lace up Campaign, they are getting their message out to sporting clubs across Australia to create this change on a community level. Our umpires watched a video about how damaging and life changing one punch can be on an individual, family and the community. The Geelong Umpires are proud to stand up against Social Violence.
TO ALL PAST AND PRESENT UMPIRES!
The Geelong Football Umpires’ League will celebrate their 80th year of service to local football since being established in 1935. To celebrate this milestone the Board of Management has a weekend of activities for all past and present umpires to attend.
An informal Cocktail Party on Saturday 27 June at Buckley’s Entertainment Centre will be a night to reminisce about your era of involvement with the GFUL and to acknowledge the rising stars that are umpiring today.
Sunday 28 June will be a free Family Day BBQ at the GFUL Rooms with past Grand Finals on the big screen, photo board, uniform archive and a jumping castle for the kids.
The Board of Management warmly invites all former and current umpires, along with their family and friends to join us for this weekend of celebration.
RSVP is required for both functions by Friday 19 June.
Cocktail party, $30.00 per person (drinks at bar prices) Tickets must prepaid and are available from Geelong Umpires General Manager.
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?
After the ball has crossed the line for a Newcomb Goal, and prior to the field umpire giving the all clear, another Newcomb player is pushed in to the behind post. What happens next? 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 Lara player kicks the ball off the ground towards his goals and hits his teams runner on the leg. The ball defects through for a point. What is your decision?
Answer is a behind.
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, Sargeants Geelong and Technika.
Bronze: Barry Plant, Promote-It, and Routleys.