Boundary Umpire Breaks Record

Human running machine, Jarrad Andrews will this Sunday break the all time Boundary Umpiring record, for most League games officiated in the SWFL, when he Boundary Umpires the League match at Harvey Oval.

Andrews made his League debut on 25 July 2010, and will this Sunday Boundary Umpire his 276th League match, surpassing veteran Harold Membrey who has held the record for many years.  Only one other boundary umpire, Ian Beard officiated in more the 200 games as a Boundary Umpire, such is the endurance and time required to amass so many games.

On top of his impressive performance in the SWFL, Andrews is also a League boundary umpire in the WAFL, meaning he would run 30km per weekend on the Boundary.

Andrews has also officiated in twelve consecutive SWFL Grand Finals, which is also a record, and 49 finals in total.

The quietly spoken Andrews, will also run the Boundary on Friday at the WACA when the National 18s Carnival comes to Perth.

Jarrad will officiate the match with his brother, Aaron, who incidentally will be umpiring his 400th Career match in the same game.

Jarrad Andrews will break the all time League Boundary Umpiring record on Sunday.