The calm behind the whistle

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On this week's episode, AFL field umpire Eleni Glouftsis tells us about her zen approach to handling the heckles as she does her job – the aim of which is to be "unobtrusive and un-spoken about".

Eleni made history in round 9, 2017 when she became the AFL's first female field umpire during a home and away season. She gives insight on that game and Brendan Goddard's words of comfort for her, talks us through the way umpires handle rule changes, shares her favourite footy moments (hint: it's the same as ours), and clues us in on on learning players' names. (If in doubt, call them Jack.)

ICYMI, here's the moment Eleni's partner, boundary umpire Dillon Tee, popped the question at the 'G after the Round 19 clash between Adelaide and Carlton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGooudyOvuU

Our artwork was designed by Steph Hughes, and our theme song is 'Here if You Need' by Wet Lips.

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