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He had one of the toughest jobs in footy but the AFL forgot to invite him to the Brownlow – The Age

Hayden Kennedy umpired just shy of 500 AFL games and will soon leave the role of umpiring head coach. Richmond great, and former head of umpiring at the AFL, Wayne…



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He is one of the best people youll meet in footy. The description came from former Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney, a man who has seen plenty of people in football.
The scene was a pre-season camp, an umpires camp. Brendan was the guest speaker and the person he was describing was Hayden Kennedy, the AFL Umpiring Department head coach.
AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy will soon step down from the role, leaving a lasting legacy in one of the toughest jobs in footy.Credit:Getty Images

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