Brett Rosebury

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Brett Rosebury
Personal information
Full name Brett Rosebury
Date of birth (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980 (age 37)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
2000–present AFL Field umpire 300

Brett Rosebury (born 19 March 1980) is an Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League. He has umpired 228 career games in the AFL since his debut in Round 13, 2000, as of the end of the 2011 AFL season.[1] He umpired his 350th AFL game in Round 4 2017 (GWS V Port Adelaide in Canberra)

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.[2] He umpired the 1999 and 2000 WAFL Grand Finals.[3]

Rosebury was one of four senior AFL umpires appointed during the 2000 AFL season. He is believed[according to whom?] to be the youngest ever umpire appointed to officiate in matches at VFL/AFL level.[2]

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.[4]

Rosebury was a clerk with a mining company before being enlisted by the AFL, and now works as the Head Operations Accountant at Ticketmaster.[2]

As of the end of the 2015 season, Rosebury has umpired the AFL Grand Final on seven occasions: 2009, 2010 and its replay, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015,[5] generally performing the game's opening bounce.[4][6]


  1. ^ AFL profile
  2. ^ a b c AFANA News. Published 28 February 2000. Retrieved on 18 September 2006.
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2010). AFL Record Season Guide 2010. p. 928. ISBN 978-0-9806274-5-9. 
  4. ^ a b "West Aussie Rosebury to umpire grand final". The West Australian. 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "WA debutant named to umpire Grand Final". 29 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "First woman to umpire in AFL Grand Final". Wide World of Sports. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
Preceded by
Stephen McBurney
All Australian Umpire
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Shaun Ryan