Peter Carey (umpire)

Peter Carey is a former Australian rules football umpire in the Australian Football League.

In 1992, Carey won the All Australian Umpire award for that year.

Carey is perhaps most famous for the mark that he took whilst umpiring his 299th AFL match between Fremantle and St. Kilda at Subiaco Oval in 1999.

Fremantle's Adrian Fletcher kicked the ball from the wing towards the centre of the oval in the direction of Carey. Rather than move out of the way, Carey proceeded to take the mark on his chest, as if he were the intended recipient of the kick. He immediately stopped the game and called for a ball-up.

Tremendous backlash followed this unheard-of act, with the AFL summoning Carey for a "please explain". Nevertheless, it is seen as one of those quirky, humorous things that sometimes happens at AFL matches, and is fondly remembered by fans.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peter Carey — may refer to:*Peter Carey (footballer), Australian rules player for Glenelg *Peter Carey (historian), British historian of south east Asia *Peter Carey (novelist), Australian novelist *Peter Carey (umpire), Australian rules umpire *Peter Carey… …   Wikipedia

  • Carey — is the name of several places:;United Kingdom *Carey, Herefordshire *Carey, Northern Ireland;United States *Carey, Alabama *Carey, Georgia *Carey, Idaho *Carey, Louisiana *Carey, New Jersey *Carey, Ohio *Carey, Texas *Carey, Wyoming;Other *Carey… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Australian Football League umpires — This is a list of all Australian Football League umpires, that is umpires who have officiated in a Australian Football League (AFL) match, formally the VFL.As of 2007 there have been a total of 1,249 umpires to have umpired at VFL/AFL Level (408… …   Wikipedia

  • Super Bowl XLII — ] last = XLI next = XLIIISuper Bowl XLII featured the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots in an American football game to decide the National… …   Wikipedia

  • 2007 in Australia — Infobox Australian year monarch = Elizabeth II governor general = Michael Jeffery pm =John Howard, then Kevin Rudd population = australian = elections =Federal, NSW See also: 2006 in Australia, other events of 2007, 2008 in Australiayearbox in?=… …   Wikipedia

  • Darren Goldspink — (born 12 September 1964) is a veteran Australian rules football umpire in the Australian Football League. Goldspink was awarded the prestigious All Australian Umpire award three times over his career in 1993, 1995 and 2005, earning himself an AFL …   Wikipedia

  • University High School, Melbourne — Infobox Aust school name = The University High School motto = la. Strenue Ac Fideliter (Latin: With Zeal and Loyalty ) established = 1910 type = Public, Co educational, Secondary, Day school principal = Mr. Robert H. Newton city = Parkville state …   Wikipedia

  • List of Australian rules football incidents — The List of Australian rules football incidents is a collection of both on and off field incidents that have received media coverage involving footballers from the Australian Football League.Incidents1980s1980* Essendon Phil Carmen was suspended… …   Wikipedia

  • Doug Wade — Personal information Birth 16 October 1941 (1941 10 16) (age 70), Horsham, Victoria Recruited from Horsham Height and weight 188 cm / 102 kg Playing career¹ Team(s) …   Wikipedia

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.