are flags and sticks for Australian Rules Football Goal Umpires!
- AS USED BY
AFL & VFL GOAL UMPIRES
(Now under new management)
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 flag sticks 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 metal tube prevents the tie falling into the inside of the stick.
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
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.
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 and information current as of 01/03/2015)
One flag stick: $12.00
Set of four: $48.00
(Plus postage and handling - see below)
One flag: $10.00
Set of four: $40.00
(Plus postage and handling - see below)
Full points for
a top product!
Payments by cheque or money order should be made payable to: Barbara
Direct Deposit may be arranged by contacting Ian Bennett.
(Contact number 0411 513 071).
(NEVER, 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.
Call Ian Bennett at Flagstix on:
(Mobile): 0411 513 071
All orders incur additional costs for postage and handling.
As these prices can vary greatly depending on weight & distance
it will be necessary to contact Ian by e-mail or telephone to determine
Australia is now under new management and as a result phone and email
contact addresses have changed. Could you please update your records
to reflect those changes.
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 manufacturing process.
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)
hides the mark so that it is not noticeable.
It should be understood that only about 10% of the upper sections are
For those who have used these products over the years, you will know that
the quality of the sticks has never been compromised and that every attempt
is made 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.
If 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 PVC maker's processes and it has been intentionally set aside for
use as an.upper section rather than the handle
section where it is possible that it may be noticed or seen.
Should you have any enquiries regarding the above information, please
do not hesitate to contact Ian by email: firstname.lastname@example.org