The Whistleblower

The Whistle Blower.
Synopsis.
The Whistleblower tells the story of Clive, a 30 something school principal who feels that he has lost not only his male identity, but his sense of ‘worth’ as a man. He finds all of this, and more, when he joins the local umpires association.

Characters
Clive: Downtrodden school principal who is struggling with his sense of identity and masculinity.
Iris: Clive’s wife. The big reason for Clive’s initial insecurity. Becomes more understanding and supportive. Spends a lot of time offering support to her sister on the telephone.
Merv: Clive’s best mate. A police officer. A bit of a larrikin. Is initially drawn to umpires because of the free beer and pizza.
Sarj: Umpires Advisor and Advocate. A great thinker and manipulator. Can make things happen. Gulf War veteran with a cold edge.
Susie: Female umpire who is liked by everyone. Is Sarj’s girlfriend. Was in an abusive relationship with Schmidty before Sarj came along.
Nugget: Aged former umpiring and football legend who sits at the bar. A combination of heckler to, and supporter of, the other umpires.
Butch: Aged former umpiring and football legend who sits at the bar. A combination of heckler to, and supporter of, the other umpires.
Feliciano: Aged goal umpire. Is classified legally blind. Loved by all of the umpires. Is very loyal to Sarj.