Triathlon Victoria is delighted to have ‘Razor’ Ray Chamberlain join us to talk about life as an umpire and the changes COVID-19 has placed on sport.
Most people know Ray as the larger than life AFL umpire who stamps his mark on the game each week and who often makes the news for some of his on-field antics.
What most don’t know is there is much more to Ray than meets the eye.
Born and bred in the Australian Capital Territory, Ray played representative cricket at state-level before embarking on a teaching degree (Secondary) and a Diploma of Financial Services and Mortgage Broking to pursue his own small business.
Ray has officiated more than 300 AFL games including 29 finals, six preliminary finals and three grand finals and holds a place with the umpiring elite as one of only 52 field umpires to officiate in an AFL Grand Final.
With almost two decades of experience as a leading AFL Umpire, together with being a business owner, Ray brings essential life lessons of resilience, leadership, and decision-making to those in professional fields.
Ray will join us live on Facebook on November 10 at 7:00 pm (AEDT) to discuss life as an umpire for one of Australia’s largest sports, the impacts of COVID-19 and return to play, followed by an open Q&A session for viewers. Ray will also provide insight into his colourful AFL career, (the highs and lows) and the challenges he’s turned into lessons to strengthen, educate and inspire others.
If you’re working or volunteering as an umpire or official, we encourage you to join us for an evening with Razor.