Hayden taking charge

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RARING TO GO: Hayden Pearson is keen to officiate his first O&M senior match. PHOTO: Cam Potter

AT just 15 years old Wangaratta’s Hayden Pearson is about to make his senior umpiring debut.

It has been a meteoritic rise for the year 10 student who first began umpiring just 18 months ago as a boundary umpire before John Bastin coached Pearson to become a field umpire.

With senior field experience drawn from the Ovens and King, AFLNEB’s umpire boss Mark Bywater and senior umpire coach Shane Downie thought the time was right for Pearson to make his debut.

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