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Brett Rosebury

Brett Rosebury
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980 (age 38)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
2000– AFL Field umpire 399

Brett Rosebury (born 19 March 1980) 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.[1][2] He umpired his 350th AFL game in Round 4, 2017, in a match between GWS and Port Adelaide.

Rosebury commenced his umpiring career with the South Suburban Junior Football Umpires Association (SSJFUA) in Western Australia, and umpired his first match in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) at only 18 years of age, which is believed to be a record for the youngest officiating umpire in that league.[3] He umpired the 1999 and 2000 WAFL Grand Finals.[4]

Rosebury was one of four senior AFL umpires appointed during the 2000 AFL season. He is the youngest ever field umpire to officiate in matches at VFL/AFL level.[5]

Rosebury was named the All-Australian Umpire for 2008, but was not selected to umpire the 2008 Grand Final. Instead, he was appointed emergency for the Grand Final, whilst Scott McLaren, Michael Vozzo and Shaun Ryan took the field. This experience has been a driving force in Rosebury's subsequent success.[6]

Rosebury was a clerk with a mining company before being enlisted by the AFL, and now works as the Head Operations Accountant at Ticketmaster.[3]

Rosebury has umpired the AFL Grand Final on eight occasions: 2009, 2010 and its replay, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018,[7][8] generally performing the game's opening bounce.[6][9] Rosebury has umpired 44 finals games, the most by any umpire in VFL/AFL history.[10]


  1. ^ "AFL Community: Brett Rosebury". Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  2. ^ "Field umpires". AFLUA. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b AFANA News. Published 28 February 2000. Retrieved on 18 September 2006.
  4. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2010). AFL Record Season Guide 2010. p. 928. ISBN 978-0-9806274-5-9.
  5. ^ []
  6. ^ a b "West Aussie Rosebury to umpire grand final". The West Australian. 27 September 2011.
  7. ^ "WA debutant named to umpire Grand Final". 29 September 2015.
  8. ^ Davidson, Ryan (25 September 2018). "AFL chooses experience in picking Grand Final umps". Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  9. ^ "First woman to umpire in AFL Grand Final". Wide World of Sports. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  10. ^ "AFL Tables - Umpires". Retrieved 2018-10-02.

External links

Brett Rosebury at AFL Tables

Preceded by
Stephen McBurney
All Australian Umpire
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Shaun Ryan