Umpires Corner

This week something different from our Umpires Corner. I thought I would provide some BIO’s of some of our umpires (and will provide more over the coming weeks).

PAT NOLAN

Age: 67

Umpiring Discipline: Goal

Umpiring Achievements & Highlights: (3) Hampden Grand Finals  – 300 Games – The International Games at Warrnambool – Interleague Games that allowed you to participate in other Leagues.

What are your goals in umpiring:  To keep on striving to do better and helps junior umpires achieve their goals.

Who is or has been the biggest influence on your umpiring: The organisation as a whole – the professionalism our organisation strives to meet. People like Jamie Lake, Casey O’Keefe, Arno Pennings and Dedy Friebie.

Favourite part of umpiring: Working as a Team and feeling a well done at the end of the day and helping the younger umpires to grow in their discipline. The “get together” after the game back at The Rooms.

Who is your favourite AFL Footballer:  Michael Tuck

What AFL Club do you support: Hawthorn

What is your favourite movie: James Bond movies

CAMPBELL PEDLER

Age: 13

Umpiring Discipline: Boundary

Umpiring Achievements & Highlights: Completing my 50th game on the weekend. Doing my first senior Hampden league game

What are your goals in umpiring:  Doing a Senior Grand Final. Completing heaps more games

Who is or has been the biggest influence on your umpiring: My family because umpiring is a big part of it. Pa Shane, Dad, Grandpa, my Step-Dad Jamie, my brother Riley and my Mum is the coach/director of umpiring

Favourite part of umpiring: Making new friends, keeping fit and making money

Who is your favourite AFL footballer: Cyril Rioli

What AFL Club do you support: Hawthorn

What is your favourite movie: Grown Ups

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner who would they be: Ryan Reynolds, Kyle Hutchins, Barack Obama

NATHAN HOY

Age: 45

Umpiring Discipline: Field

Umpiring Achievements & Highlights: 2019 WDFNL Senior Grand Final

What are your goals in umpiring:  To be consistent, get the best out of myself and be respected

Who is or has been the biggest influence on your umpiring: Norm Gibson who took the time to set me on my path

Favourite part of umpiring: The company before, during and after the game

Who is your favourite AFL footballer:  TIPPA

What AFL Club do you support:  Essendon

What is your favourite movie: Stepbrothers

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner who would they be: Will Ferrell, Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys and my wife

Hope that provided you with a different perspective on our umpires that run around each weekend

Have a good weekend

Cheers

Steve Walker – WDFUA