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Football and umpiring perfect harmony

Local footballer/umpire Liam Barrett enjoys all aspects of game.

August 13, 2014 3:45am

Perfect harmony: Liam Barrett has successfully combined playing football and umpiring football over the past two years.


Football and umpiring can truly reach a perfect harmony.

That is what young gun Kyabram footballer Liam Barrett has learnt during his two years of umpiring and playing the game.

The TAC Cup midfielder for the Bendigo Pioneers has also umpired junior football in the Murray and Goulburn Valley leagues for the past two seasons.

While many young footballers would be content to focus on just one aspect of the game, Liam said he had always enjoyed watching and umpiring as much as he had playing, though he admitted it was a tough initiation.

For the full story grab a copy of the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.

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