Leigh Fisher

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Leigh Fisher
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-19) 19 April 1984 (age 33)
Original team(s) Sandringham / Mentone Grammar School
Debut Round 18, 3 August 2003, St Kilda
vs. West Coast Eagles, at Docklands
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2008 St Kilda 55 (5)
Umpiring career
Years League Role
2012– AFL Field umpire
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2008.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leigh Fisher (born 19 April 1984) is an Australian rules football umpire and former player in the Australian Football League (AFL)

Playing career[edit]

Fisher was recruited as the number 46 draft pick in the 2002 AFL Draft from Sandringham. He made his debut for the St Kilda Football Club in 2003 against the West Coast Eagles in Round 18. Fisher went on to become a regular fixture in the Saints' best 22 playing as a small defender in 2006 and 2007.

In 2008 Fisher played in St Kilda’s 2008 NAB Cup winning side – the club's third pre-season win.[1][2] However, he fell out of favour in the 2008 season. His last AFL season game for the Saints was in Round 11, 2008 against the Western Bulldogs. He did not play a game in 2009 and on 13 November 2009 Fisher was delisted by St Kilda.

Fisher was redrafted by St Kilda as a rookie player but was again delisted following the 2010 season.

Fisher originally wore number 22 until 2005 when he changed to number 6. He later wore the number 37 after his rookie redrafting. Over his career Fisher played in one AFL finals match and one pre-season cup final.

Umpiring career[edit]

At the end of his playing career, Fisher was approached by the AFL umpires department and he is now an AFL umpire.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Browne, Ashley (14 February 2013). "Fisher joins the whistle blowers". Australian Football League. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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