Sportstar

Plenty of spirit in this umpire’s game

By Vivienne Duck

Echuca-Moama football umpire Dave Colbourne has won the Sportstar Spirit of Sport award.

Dave achieved an incredible milestone in 2018 — his 700th game as a field umpire.

His career officiating football matches has spanned almost three decades and it’s clear his passion for the game keeps him coming back year after year.

All up he has been the field umpire in about 640 senior matches and 60 reserves and under age matches in his early years when he was learning the ropes.