are flags and sticks for Australian Rules Football Goal Umpires!
- AS USED BY
AFL & VFL GOAL UMPIRES
the most important purchases any goal umpire makes are his or her flags and sticks
sticks and flags are made from best quality materials - resulting in high quality
equipment at reasonable prices.
Flagstix happily supply all goal umpires
in any league or level of competition across Australia and overseas.
The flagsticks are made from an ultra light grey rigid PVC tube and
separate into two sections (for easy transport). The tube is capped
at each end.
The top section slips over a positioning tube onto the lower section
(handle), that has a metal tube running laterally through it, to allow
you to insert a shoelace (or similar) to tie the flag to the stick.
The lower section has a knurled handle section to prevent the stick
slipping from your grip in wet/muddy conditions.
They are made to the AFLs recommended length.
Every stick is individually and carefully manufactured. Great care is
taken in assuring that the product you receive will be as close to identical
as possible, in every way, to those provided to the AFL/VFL umpires.
Flagsticks are now being supplied to Goal Umpires in the Australian
Football League and the Victorian Football League and are being used
extensively throughout metropolitan Melbourne, country Victoria, interstate
and overseas (NZ and South Africa).
see the note at the bottom of this page regarding
the upper sections of the
are manufactured by a highly professional, expert machinist who produces a beautifully
Flagstix uses only the highest quality cotton/polyester
blend cloth, thats easy to launder and highly resistant to fraying.
The flag is made to the AFL recommended size
Two buttonhole eyelets are inserted
in the bottom of the tube section (which is slipped over the flag
stick) to allow a tie (shoelace or similar) to be inserted to tie the flag to
the stick (via the lateral tube).
see how the flag is attached to the stick (or handle if you prefer) click
(Prices current as of (23/02/2014)
One flag stick: $12.00
Set of four: $48.00
(Plus postage and handling - see below)
One flag: $9.50
Set of four: $38.00
(Plus postage and handling - see below)
Full points for
a top product!
Payments by cheque or money order should be made payable to: D K Livingston.
Direct Deposit may be arranged by contacting Keith.(contact number listed
on right of page).
(NEVER send cash through the post).
address details are available by either calling the phone number listed opposite
or sending a message to the email address also shown opposite.
Keith at Flagstix on:
All orders incur additional costs for postage and
handling. As these prices vary greatly depending on weight & distance it will
be necessary to contact Keith by e-mail or telephone to determine the cost.
The PVC tube used to make the sticks is deliberately marked during the manufacturing
process with information that relates to the date of manufacture, the standard
to which it conforms and the manufacturer's name. This information is printed
(using a special ink) on the external surface of the PVC.
The removal of
the printed material is the most time consuming component of the making of the
sticks. Unfortunately on the odd occasion the ink resists all efforts to remove
it, usually because it has been pressed into (or mixed with) the PVC during the
The mark usually takes the form of a single line,
a fleck or a smudge and despite every effort to remove it, it has become permanent
part of the PVC tube.
In an bid to keep the price of the product as low as
possible, the stick where these feint marks appear (and defy removal) is used
as the top half of the flag stick. The result is that the flag (when fitted)
covers and hides the mark so that it is not noticeable.
It should be understood
that only about 10% of the upper sections are affected.
For those who have used this product over the years, you will know that
we have never compromised on the quality of the sticks and have decided
to use as much of the raw material as possible
to keep costs down. The marks produced by the ink do not reduce
the high quality of the sticks in any way whatsoever.
forced to discard the marked PVC - the cost would have to be added to
the final product to cover costs. Therefore if your set of sticks contains
an upper section with a stripe, smudge or fleck, it is due to the reasons
explained above and has been intentionally set aside for use as an upper
section rather than the handle section.
you have any enquiries regarding the above information, please do not hesitate
to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org