158. Nigel Hyland

Umpire Inductee

TFLUA, Umpire/Coach/President, 1978-2006

Umpired over 550 games for the TFLUA
Officiated on the boundary in TFL grand finals in 1980, 1981 and 1987
Umpired Tasmania vs. Fitzroy in 1982 and 1983 and Tasmania vs. ACT in 1981 and 1987
TFL Boundary Umpire of the Year, 1988
TFL state boundary umpires coach, 1989-90 and 1997-98
Life member, TFLUA, 1999
President, TFLUA, 2000-06
Selected in the 50 year Golden Anniversary umpire panel for the best in the TFLUA up to 2000

Nigel Hyland has been an active force in the Tasmanian Football League Umpires Association (TFLUA) for nearly three decades. Hyland’s success as a boundary umpire reached its peak in the halcyon years of the statewide league when he officiated in more than 200 senior games and three grand finals.

Hyland continues as a running umpire and has turned his energy to administration of the largest umpire association in Tasmania. As president of the TFLUA he has seen the umpire fraternity continue to grow through a time of considerable transition as the statewide league has disbanded. Highlights of Hyland’s career include the recruitment of large numbers of new umpires and the celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the TFLUA.