Kevin Symmons

Kevin_SymmonsOriginally from Tasmania, he was a Hawthorn U19s and Reserves player who moved to Queensland in 1970 to carve out a brilliant umpiring career. Officiated in 260 QAFL matches, including a record equalling seven grand finals (with Tom McArthur and Matt Lee-Archer) and four interstate games, and had a brief stint as umpire’s advisor.

The State’s best umpire of the 1970s and a good performer well into the 80’s, he was named with Tom McArthur, Darren Morris and Martin Hopp as the field umpires in the AFL Queensland Umpires Association ‘Team of the Century’ 1904–2003.

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