The AFL congratulates field umpire Brett Rosebury who will officiate in his 450th AFL game during today's Round 18 match between Collingwood and Carlton to be played at the MCG.
Rosebury becomes the third field umpire to reach the 450-game milestone following games record-holder Shane McInerney (502 AFL games) and Hayden Kennedy (495 AFL games).
Rosebury made his AFL umpiring debut in Round 13, 2000 and has officiated 449 matches so far, including 44 finals and eight Grand Finals.
AFL Head of Umpiring Dan Richardson congratulated Rosebury for his outstanding contribution and dedication to the game for over 21 years.
“Brett’s contribution to the game and to the AFL umpiring community over more than two decades has been outstanding and we congratulate him on achieving such a significant milestone,” Mr Richardson said.
“For Brett to officiate 450 AFL games is an outstanding achievement and a testament to his professionalism and commitment to the game across many years.”
AFL Umpiring Head Coach Michael Jennings echoed Richardson’s praise for Rosebury’s umpiring career.
“Brett reaches this significant milestone adding to the many great achievements he has earned across his career in umpiring,” Mr Jennings said.
"Brett has long been a leader of the umpiring team and sets the standard on and off the football field.
“To reach 450 AFL games, including 44 finals and eight Grand Finals, is an incredible achievement and we thank Brett for his remarkable contribution and dedication to the game."
BRETT ROSEBURY ACHIEVEMENTS
Debut – 2000 (Round 13, Fremantle v St Kilda)
449 x AFL Games Umpired
44 x Finals matches umpired
8 x Grand Finals – 2009, 2010 and 2010 replay, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018.
3 x All Australian – 2008, 2009, 2011
2 x AFLUA umpire of the year – 2008, 2009
1 x International Rules Series – 2010 Ireland v Australia
Prior to AFL debut:
2 x WAFL Grand Finals – 1999 and 2000
2 x NTFL Grand Finals – 1998 and 1999