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Eleni GLOUFTSIS

Special Achievements:

First woman to umpire a football game at state level.  First female to umpire an A1 amateur game and later an South Australian National Football League
(SANFL) reserves game.

At the age of 21 (in 2013), bounced the ball to start the North Adelaide-Geelong clash at Prospect Oval, across the road from the family home in which football was a staple.  During her five years in the SANFL, she has officiated in the under 16's, the under 18's and reserves.

Additional Information:

Glouftsis has worked her way through the ranks of umpiring, beginning in 2006 in the North Eastern Metro Football Association.  She had a few kicks as a student at Adelaide High School, spent countless Saturday afternoons watching the game at Prospect Oval before turning to umpiring suburban games in 2008.  It was then, she began training at the

South Australian National Football League (SANFL) as a boundary umpire, changing to field umpiring the following year.  Glouftsis was in her final year (2013) of a double degree in human movement and education at the University of South Australia and hopes to be a regular umpire in the SANFL.


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