Hall of Fame

Max G. Hall OAM

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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