Leigh Fisher: AFL umpire calls time on Sandringham pad

Former AFL player Leigh Fisher has listed his family home at 5 Wentworth Ave, Sandringham.

Former St Kilda player turned AFL field umpire Leigh Fisher has called time on his picture-perfect family home in Sandringham.

The ex-footballer played 55 games for the Saints from 2003 until 2010, before becoming an umpire in 2013.

“I played footy for eight years, so now to be coming into my 10th year of umpiring is great,” Fisher said.

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Leigh Fisher has been an AFL umpire for almost 10 years. Picture: Wayne Ludbey

“Umpiring was a different track that not everyone (goes down) and it extended my involvement in football.”

He has officiated in 174 AFL games, including two finals.

Fisher and his wife, Jodie, have listed their five-bedroom house at 5 Wentworth Ave with $2.2m-$2.4m price hopes.

“We bought it in 2014 when we didn’t have kids and now we are upsizing,” he said.

“But we really love the area so we won’t be going far.”

Brisbane Lions v St Kilda at the Gabba. Leigh Fisher.

Fisher played for the Saints from 2003 until 2010.

The stylish living space extends to a deck.

The house on an expansive 704sq m block features a stylish interior with two living rooms, which ensures “there’s space for everyone”.

The luxury kitchen has striking stone finishes and stainless-steel Smeg and Bosch appliances.

Doors open to an undercover deck overlooking the solar-heated pool, flanked by a poolside cabana, cubby house and barbecue area.

Fisher said the outdoor entertainment zone “was going to be a bit hard to leave behind”.

“(We have loved) the light and brightness of (the house), with the wide hallway and the big backyard.

Room for the whole family.

Relax in the shade of the cabana after a swim.

Primed for the summer months.

“We always have 15-20 people over for Christmas lunch outside there, it’s primed for it.”

Marshall White Bayside director Matthew Pillios said the listing was a “real summer package” with “really nice landscaping”.

“It’s very private,” Mr Pillios said.

Families “from all over” had already expressed interest, ranging from locals who were upsizing to out-of-area buyers looking to get into the bayside market. It’s set to go to auction on February 5.

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