Ellis returns as NFNL Head of Umpiring

Published on Friday, December 9, 2022

The Northern Football Netball League is pleased to announce the return of Martin Ellis as the league’s Head of Umpiring.

Ellis spent five years as the NFNL Head of Umpiring between 2015 and 2019 and returns to the role after spending the last two years as an Operations & Analysis Field Umpiring Coach at the VFL.

The former AFL umpire has officiated in 244 AFL games between 1990 and 2008, including eight finals matches and the 2001 AFL Grand Final.

He has also taken up roles as the Senior Field Umpire observer at the VFL, the Female Youth Girls Academy Field Umpire Coach at AFL Victoria, and as an AFL Timekeeper.

NFNL Chief Executive Officer Peter McDougall is looking forward to having Ellis rejoin the league.

“It’s terrific to have Martin returning as the NFNL’s Head of Umpiring. He has an extensive and successful background in umpire coaching and administration and will bring a wealth of experience and skills to our umpiring department,” he said.

Ellis replaces Cameron Nash as NFNL Head of Umpiring, who has served in the role since 2020.

Ellis will commence work with the NFNL on Monday, January 16th, 2023.

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