This week’s Round 10 top of the table clash between the East Coast Eagles and Manly will see veteran AFL Sydney field umpire Frank Kalayzich umpire his 500th First Grade Sydney match. An amazing effort indeed. Congratulations to him.
It’s the first time Frank has had an Eagles game this year and we’re delighted that his 500th is a fixture which involves East Coast.
A great story about Frank’s umpiring career, history and testimonials can be found by clicking on Frank’s picture above.
Not only will Frank be umpiring, but his two fellow field umpires are names you will know very well. Hayden Kennedy, the man who holds the all-time AFL umpiring record of 495 senior games, officiated in five AFL Grand Finals and who retired in 2011 cheap cialis generic online will umpire with Frank to recognise his achievement.
Completing the trifecta is “Razor Ray” Chamberlain, a former Sydney umpire who has now gone on to the big stage at the national AFL level. Ray will be umpiring the Swans v Richmond clash at the SCG on Friday night and in a wonderful gesture to Frank has agreed to stay and umpire the Eagles v Manly clash with him, which is also the AFL Sydney Match of the Day. Ray started his umpiring career in Sydney footy and we welcome him back for this brief return to his footballing roots.
For those of you who cannot make it out to Weldon Oval this Saturday June 27th, the 2.30pm match will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/aflsydneylive