The VAFA Umpires Association celebrated their Pre-Finals Dinner on Monday night and recognised the outstanding contributions of their members via an array of awards and accolades.
Alongside the induction of Merv Monty and Daniel Silfo as Life Members, former Australian cricketer David Hussey spoke to the packed out MCC Dining Room and offered insight into his illustrious career.
The VAFA congratulates the following VAFAUA award recipients:
Andy Carrick Award: Jeanine McDonald
Bob Dunstan Award: Terry Gunn
Young Achiever Award: Raushann Seychell (Boundary)
Golden Whistle: Josh Ball
Most Improved Field Umpire: Will Houston
Most Improved Boundary Umpire: Nick Obst
Most Improved Goal Umpire: Jack Stammers
Best First Year Umpire/s: Tom O’ Connor and Peter Kotsaridis