Congratulations to the umpires selected to the 2023 AFL Grand Final between Collingwood and Brisbane at the MCG on Saturday.
The following is the full list of umpires for Saturday’s title showdown. The number of career AFL Grand Finals umpired, and the career AFL matches are mentioned for each umpire.
# Field – Matt Stevic (10 AFL Grand Finals/472 AFL matches), Simon Meredith (7 AFL Grand Finals/469 AFL matches), and two Grand Final debutants Hayden Gavine (145 AFL matches) and Rob Findlay (329 AFL matches).
# Boundary – Chris Gordon (6 AFL Grand Finals/349 AFL matches), Ian Burrows (9 AFL Grand Finals/385 AFL matches), Matthew Tomkins (4 AFL Grand Finals/282 AFL matches) and Michael Barlow (1 AFL Grand Final/114 AFL matches).
# Goal – Angus McKenzie-Wills umpiring his first AFL grand final (136 AFL matches) and Adam Wojcik (4 AFL Grand Finals/294 AFL matches).
# Emergencies – Andrew Stephens (Field) (204 AFL matches); Matthew Konetschka (Boundary) (5 AFL Grand Finals/263 AFL matches); Brodie Kenny-Bell (Goal) (157 AFL matches).
Well done to all the umpires selected for the 2023 AFL Grand Final. We wish them all the best for Saturday’s game.
To check more umpiring statistics, please visit this link on the AFLUA website – https://aflua.com.au/umpires/umpire-statistics/
# Featured image – (L-R) AFL Goal Umpire Angus McKenzie-Wills, AFL Boundary Umpire Christopher Gordon, AFL Boundary Umpire Matthew Tomkins, AFL Boundary Umpire Michael Barlow, AFL Field Umpire Simon Meredith, AFL Field Umpire Hayden Gavine, AFL Field Umpire Robert Findlay, AFL Field Umpire Matt Stevic, AFL Boundary Umpire Ian Burrows and AFL Goal Umpire Adam Wojcik pose for a photo as the selected umpiring panel for the 2023 AFL Grand Final during the 2023 Grand Final Umpires Announcement at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)