Brett Allen

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Brett Allen
Personal information
Full name Brett Allen
Date of birth (1966-04-14) 14 April 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Australia
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
1992–2007 AFL Field umpire 346
3 Umpiring statistics correct as of Round 22, 2007.

Brett Allen (born 14 April 1966) is a retired Australian rules football Field umpire in the Australian Football League. He umpired 346 career games in the AFL since his debut in 1992.[1][2]

A veteran of the AFL umpiring list, Allen was involved in the "Whispers in the Sky" controversy. Although not accused of doing anything improper, he was the second umpire, along with Matthew Head, on the flight. He defended Head, saying "Head had made no such comment". Two police officers were appointed to investigate the alleged comments by the umpires, however found nothing regarding the accused bribery.[3]

He is fifth on the AFL Umpiring all-time records for the number of finals games officiated with 33; one behind fellow 2006-listed umpire Darren Goldspink.[4] He has also won the All Australian Umpire of the year 4 times over his AFL career in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2006.[5]

He announced his retirement on 5 September 2007 citing the increase in interstate travel and training required to umpire at the highest level.[6][7]

He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.[8] On 24 October 2000, Allen was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to the game.[9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ At the completion of Round 22 of the 2007 AFL season.
  2. ^ AFLUA Statistics Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine., aflua.com.au. Accessed on 11 September 2007.
  3. ^ AFL probes umpire's 'victory' comment, smh.com.au - 24 August 2005. Retrieved on 18 September 2006.
  4. ^ Milestones 2006; week ending 10 September Archived July 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., aflua.com.au - 10 September 2006. Accessed on 18 September 2006.
  5. ^ Brett Allen Profile at the AFL Umpires Association Archived August 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine..
  6. ^ The Age: Sport - Page 5 6 September 2007.
  7. ^ Why do umpires become umpires?, sportal.com.au - 5 September 2007. Accessed on 7 September 2007.
  8. ^ "Umpire has room in stitches with hilarious Hall of Fame speech". 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Brett Allen". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
Awards
Preceded by
Andrew Coates
All Australian Umpire
1999, 2000
Succeeded by
Scott McLaren
Preceded by
Scott McLaren
All Australian Umpire
2002
Succeeded by
Stephen McBurney
Preceded by
Darren Goldspink
All Australian Umpire
2006
Succeeded by
Stephen McBurney