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Celebrating the key role of Umpires

  This weekend AFL North Coast will be celebrating the start of Community Umpiring Week. The objective of Community Umpiring Week is to increase the awareness of umpiring as a choice & as an additional activity to playing. Community Umpiring

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Next Gen of umpires coming through

Montana Harvey is one of the new generation of young umpires enjoying the role. The 18 year-old now has a few years of experience behind her after first taking up the role in Glen Innes where her family is heavily

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Rocket, Scott, George lead the way … but need more to join

THREE long serving umpires are approaching the incredible milestone of officiating a combined 1,500 AFL North Coast matches. Rod MacPherson, Scott Bellamy and George Massaad have all been umpiring for more than two decades. Trying to recall when he first

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Local Umpires take up the Strava Challenge

Pre-season training is underway for Umpires across the region as they join their counterparts from throughout NSW and the ACT in the Strava Challenge. Umpires are challenging themselves to clock up the kilometres as they walk, run, cycle, and swim

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Unsung heroes: Displaced umpires soldiering on through the pandemic

  The following article by Vince Rugari was published on Wednesday (22 Sept) in the Sydney Morning Herald and provides a great insight to the sacrifices people make to be involved in an AFL Grand Final. Michael Barlow remembers it

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Age won’t stop Hal from blowing his whistle

IT doesn’t matter what age you are, Hal Pearce said you’re never too old to be an umpire. “Give it a go,” Pearce urged. “I think it can be quite fulfilling and it’s good to see kids playing sport. And

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