Milestone man

Longevity: Local umpire Steve Esler reached the 500 game milestone at the weekend. photograph supplied


LATROBE Valley Umpire Steve Esler brought up his 500th game last Saturday.
Esler reached the milestone at the Hill End v Newborough match in the Mid Gippsland Football-Netball League.
Esler has been running with Latrobe Valley Umpires Association for 17 years and is the LVUA current co-director as well as a past president.
He has officiated in three grand finals to date.