Glouftsis To Umpire First Game

First female field umpire

Glouftsis To Umpire First Game

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Eleni Glouftsis will become the first female field umpire in VFL/AFL history on the weekend.

Glouftsis will officiate in the match between Essendon and West Coast at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Women have been goal umpiring for many years already, most notably Chelsea Roffey.

Glouftsis has umpired some pre-season games before but this will be the first time she is involved in a match for premiership points.