Max G Hall OAM

Max HallInducted: 2007
Era : 1961 – 1990

• Field Umpire for 80 games 1953 – 1956
• Grand Final Umpire 1955
• Australian Championships Umpire (SANFL’s representative) 1953 & 1956
• President Umpires Association


• Football commentator Radio 5KA 1958-1971
• Channel 9 Football Show Compere 1966-1979
• Solo hosted Magarey Medal Presentation
• Co-hosted Magarey Medal Presentation with Kevin Crease
• Chief Commentator with Ian Aitken, Ted Langridge, Bob Shearman and Wally May – “Comment Wally May” on Channel 9 replays became the catchcry of the 70s

As testament to his professionalism his colleagues offer the following:
• Max was an “ideas man”, helping develop how football was covered in the electronic media – he was prepared to ask “why not do this?”
• Max broke new ground when he recommended that Fran Shearman (wife of the late Bob Shearman – SAHOF member) interview Sturt ruckman Rick Davies on his farm
• Max was considered one of the best on radio – he hosted 2 weekly shows and appeared on “Stump the Sports”

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