NFNL umpires Joel Clamp (field) and Greta Miller (boundary) have been appointed to officiate the 2023 AFLW Grand Final this Sunday between North Melbourne and Brisbane.
The pair were standouts throughout this year’s AFLW campaign and have been rewarded with the opportunity to officiate in Sunday’s decider.
Clamp’s selection also comes after being announced as the AFLW All-Australian field umpire for 2023 on Monday night.
His umpiring journey began in the NFNL, where he went on to umpire the 2016 Division 2 Grand Final between Hurstbridge and North Heidelberg.
After joining the VFL development squad in 2017, he was elevated to the senior VFL list in 2018.
In his second AFLW season, this will be Clamp’s second consecutive AFLW Grand Final after having also been named as an emergency in this year’s VFL Grand Final.
Miller also commenced her umpiring career with the NFNL and after multiple finals and Grand Finals, she was put on the VFL development list in 2018.
Earlier this month, Miller reached 50 AFLW games, becoming the first female umpire to do so in the competition.
Clamp and Miller’s appointments cap off what’s been an outstanding year for NFNL umpires at the highest level.
This includes Martin Rodger (field) making his AFL debut, Nick Scott (field) officiating the VFL Grand Final, Lachlan Higgs (boundary) umpiring the Coates Talent League Girls decider and Phillip Pettinella (goal) officiating the Coates Talent League Boys Grand Final.
NFNL Head of Umpiring Martin Ellis was thrilled for Clamp, Miller and all NFNL umpires who have been recognised in 2023, adding that it illustrates the abundance of opportunities that can come from umpiring in the NFNL.
“This demonstrates the quality of football at the NFNL and that it is matched by the quality of umpires we have,” he said.
“Umpiring is a great earner, it’s fun and those who get involved love it.
“As we’ve seen with Joel and Greta, it can lead to an amazing career in football.”
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