Leigh Fisher

Leigh Fisher (born 19 April 1984) is an Australian rules football umpire and former player in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Leigh Fisher
Fisher in April 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-19) 19 April 1984
Original team(s) Sandringham / Mentone Grammar School
Draft 46
Debut 3 August 2003, St Kilda
vs. West Coast Eagles, at Docklands
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003–2008 St Kilda 55 (5)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
2013– AFL Field umpire 96
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Playing career

Fisher was recruited as the number 46 draft pick in the 2002 AFL Draft from Sandringham. He made his debut for St Kilda in 2003 against the West Coast Eagles in Round 18. Fisher went on to become a regular fixture in the Saints' best 22 playing as a small defender in 2006 and 2007.

In 2008, Fisher played in St Kilda’s 2008 NAB Cup winning side – the club's third preseason win.[1][2] However, he fell out of favour in the 2008 season. His last game for the Saints was in Round 11, 2008 against the Western Bulldogs. He did not play a game in 2009 and on 13 November 2009 Fisher was delisted by St Kilda.

Fisher was redrafted by St Kilda as a rookie player but was again delisted following the 2010 season.

Fisher originally wore number 22 until 2005 when he changed to number 6. He later wore the number 37 after he was redrafted. Over his career Fisher played in one AFL final and one NAB Cup final.

Umpiring career

In 2013, Fisher successfully trialled as an umpire during the 2013 NAB Cup[3]. As of the 2017 season he had umpired 96 games[4].

References

  1. "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. Browne, Ashley (14 February 2013). "Fisher joins the whistle blowers". Australian Football League. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  4. "3. Leigh Fisher – AFLUA". aflua.com.au. Retrieved 4 May 2018.


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