Umpires set to take charge of BFNL grand final

BIG DAY AHEAD: Members of the umpiring panel who will control Saturday's senior BFNL grand final clash between Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye at the Queen Elizabeth Oval. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
BIG DAY AHEAD: Members of the umpiring panel who will control Saturday's senior BFNL grand final clash between Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye at the Queen Elizabeth Oval. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

SATURDAY’S umpiring panel for the BFNL senior grand final between Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye includes a father-son combination.

Brian Davey is one of the goal umpires appointed for the senior clash at the QEO, while his son, Mitch Davey, is one of the four boundary umpires.

The field umpires in charge of the senior game will be Scott Baxter, Paul Hutchinson and Jason Maher, who was named the BUA field umpire of the year on Wednesday night.

Also on Wednesday night goal umpire Stephen McEwen was inducted as the BUA’s newest life member.

McEwen has been a member of the BUA for 23 years.

• BUA grand final appointments:

Seniors – Eaglehawk v Strathfieldsaye, 2.20pm:

Field: Scott Baxter, Paul Hutchinson, Jason Maher. Paul Smythe (emerg).

Boundary: Jack Bombardieri, Adrian Dingfelder, Mitch Davey, Lachlan Perdon.

Goal: Brian Davey, Leo Holland.

Reserves – Strathfieldsaye v Eaglehawk, 11.40am:

Field: Matthew Bourke, Steve Christensen, Tom Floyd. Benjamin O’Brien (emerg).

Boundary: Christopher Cox, Jeremy Ellis, Tom Moore, George Tzanidis.

Goal: Bayne Floyd, Dylan Lefevre.

Under-18s – Strathfieldsaye v Sandhurst, 9am:

Field: Gavin Carter, Emiel Morvell, Benjamin O’Brien. Paula Shay (emerg).

Boundary: Michael Court, Matthew Floyd, Luke Hartland, Nicholas Wallace.

Goal: Mikayla Ford, Paul Lefevre.

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BUA SEASON AWARDS:

Umpire of the Year:

Field – Jason Maher.

Goal – Leo Holland.

Boundary – Jack Bombardieri.

Best First Year Umpire:

Field – Tom Nicholson.

Goal – Paul Martin.

Boundary – Nathan Walker.

Most Improved Umpire:

Field – Matthew Bourke.

Goal – Damian Nolan.

Boundary – Nathan Walker.

Life Membership – Steve McEwen.

Stephen McEwen

Stephen McEwen

Ian Tuddenham Best Clubman – Paula Shay.

John Hagley Pathways Award – Bronte Annand.

Ian Coates Encouragement Award – Gary Russell.

Best First Year Umpire – Nicholas Wallace.

Golden Whistle Award – Bronte Annand.

Life Members Scholarship – Connor Ipsen and Darcie Cummins.