Matt Stevic

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Matt Stevic
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Stevic in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Matt Stevic
Date of birth (1979-11-12) 12 November 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Leongatha, Victoria
Umpiring career
YearsLeagueRoleGames
2004–present AFL Field umpire 305
Career highlights

Matt Stevic (born 12 November 1979) is an Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League. He has umpired 331 career games in the AFL, as of the end of the 2017 season, including four Grand Finals. [1]

Australian rules football Contact sport invented in Melbourne

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts or between behind posts.

Australian Football League Australian rules football competition

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition of Australian rules football. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body, and is responsible for controlling the laws of the game. The league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL) as a breakaway from the previous Victorian Football Association (VFA), with its inaugural season commencing in 1897. Originally comprising only teams based in the Australian state of Victoria, the competition's name was changed to the Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding to other states throughout the 1980s.

The 2017 Australian Football League season was the 121st season of the elite Australian rules football competition and the 28th under the name 'Australian Football League', having switched from 'Victorian Football League' after 1989. There were 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the preceding five seasons. The first game was played on Thursday, 23 March, and the season concluded with the 2017 AFL Grand Final on Saturday, 30 September. Richmond defeated Adelaide in the Grand Final by 48 points, winning their first premiership since 1980.

Stevic was born in Leongatha, Victoria. He made his debut umpiring his first match in the AFL in Round 1, 2004, between the Western Bulldogs and West Coast Eagles at the Telstra Dome, and has since umpired internationally.[ citation needed ]

Western Bulldogs Australian rules football club

The Western Bulldogs is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition. Founded in 1877 in Footscray, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, the club won nine premierships in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) before gaining entry to the Victorian Football League in 1925. The club has won two VFL/AFL premierships, in 1954 and 2016, and was runner up in 1961.

West Coast Eagles Australian rules football club

The West Coast Eagles, also known simply as West Coast or the Eagles, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). Based in Perth, Western Australia, it represents its home state and the Perth metropolitan region. It trains at Lathlain Park and plays its home games at Perth Stadium, also known as Optus Stadium, in Burswood, having previously played at Subiaco Oval and the WACA Ground. The club is one of two AFL clubs based in Western Australia, the other being its main rival, the Fremantle Football Club.

He came from the Gippsland Umpires association, who umpire the Ellinbank and District football League. He used to teach physical education, business management and geography at a few secondary schools including Melbourne Grammar, Scotch College and Xavier College.

Scotch College, Melbourne school in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Scotch College is an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys, located in Hawthorn, an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Xavier College Catholic boys school in Melbourne, Australia

Xavier College is a Roman Catholic, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, founded in 1872 by the Society of Jesus, with its main campus located in Kew, an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Classes started in 1877

Stevic has umpired in six Grand Finals. His first, alongside Brett Rosebury and Simon Meredith was the 2012 AFL Grand Final; he has since umpired five consecutive grand finals from 2014 until 2018. [2]

Brett Rosebury is an Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League (AFL). He has umpired 371 career games in the AFL since his debut in Round 13, 2000, as of the end of the 2017 season. He umpired his 350th AFL game in Round 4, 2017, in a match between GWS and Port Adelaide.

Simon Meredith is an Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League. He has umpired 315 career games in the AFL as of the 2017 season. One of the league's most experienced umpires, he has officiated in four AFL Grand Finals: 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

2012 AFL Grand Final grand final of the 2012 Australian Football League season

The 2012 AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Hawthorn Football Club and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 September 2012. It was the 116th annual grand final of the Australian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 2012 AFL season. The match, attended by 99,683 spectators, was won by Sydney by 10 points, marking the club's fifth VFL/AFL premiership victory. Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe was awarded the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on the ground.

Stevic studied Applied Science (Sport Coaching and Administration) at Deakin University with a major in Sport Coaching. [3]

Deakin University university in Victoria, Australia

Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia. Established in 1974 with the passage of the Deakin University Act 1974, the university was named after the second Prime Minister of Australia, Alfred Deakin.

Footnotes

  1. AFLUA Statistics Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine ., aflua.com.au. Accessed on 19 January 2010.
  2. Davidson, Ryan (25 September 2018). "AFL chooses experience in picking Grand Final umps". afl.com.au. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  3. "Best on ground – AFL Grand Final, 2012". Deakin Life. Deakin University. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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