Finals Week 4 (Completion of season)

Statistics notes

  • Adam Wojcik moves to 2nd place on the list of most finals goal umpired – 35 (David Dixon – 34) and moves to equal 8th place on the list of most VFL/AFL matches goal umpired – 295 (Chelsea Roffey). He becomes the most experienced goal umpire ever appointed to a VFL/AFL grand final
  • Matthew Tomkins moves to 6th place on the list of most VFL/AFL finals boundary umpired – 32 (Adam Coote, Nathan Doig, Matthew Konetschka – 31)
  • The following umpires officiated in the first match of the season (16 March, Rich v. Carl) and the last match of the season (30 Sept., Coll v. Bris) and times achieved:
    • Hayden Gavine (1)
    • Simon Meredith (4)
    • Matthew Tomkins (2)
    • Ian Burrows (3)
  • There were no changes to the AFL appointments published on the AFLUA web site
  • Change to the AFLW appointments published on the AFLUA web site
    • Joseph O’Brien (F) replaced Cameron Manthey prior to the North Melbourne v. GWS Giants match
  • Rob Findlay is the 67th field umpire to officiate in a VFL/AFL grand final
  • Hayden Gavine is the 68th field umpire to officiate in a VFL/AFL grand final
  • Angus McKenzie-Wills is the 118th goal umpire to officiate in a VFL/AFL grand final
  • Matt Stevic moves to 1st place on the list of most VFL/AFL grand finals field umpired – 11
  • Oldest field umpires appointed to a VFL/AFL grand final:
    • 1 – Simon Meredith (2023)
    • 2 – Rob Findlay (2023)
    • 3 – Shaun Ryan (2019)
    • 4- Matt Stevic (2023)
  • Rob Findlay is the most experienced field umpire appointed to a first VFL/AFL grand final – 329 (Scott Jeffery – 308)
  • Angus McKenzie-Wills has now umpired the most matches by a NSW goal umpire – 137 (James Savage – 136)
  • Ian Burrows becomes the most experienced boundary umpire ever appointed to a VFL/AFL grand final – 385
  • Matt Stevic becomes the most experienced field umpire ever appointed to a VFL/AFL grand final – 472

Match totals
Umpire2023Career
Andrew Adair1212
Peter Bailes66
Harry Birch44
Jamie Broadbent2772
Nicholas Brown13118
Tom Bryce910
Ray Chamberlain22382
Jeffrey Dalgleish7245
Curtis Deboy25155
Christopher Donlon25403
Cameron Dore2280
Robert Findlay28330
Leigh Fisher21217
Craig Fleer22205
Nicholas Foot27213
Jordan Fry56
Hayden Gavine30146
Andre Gianfagna25103
Leigh Haussen23127
Andrew Heffernan2157
Brendan Hosking26237
John Howorth2387
Daniel Johanson2464
Cameron Jones88
Nicholas McGinness1825
Simon Meredith29470
Jacob Mollison26331
Mathew Nicholls24413
Robert O'Gorman27196
Justin Power2592
Paul Rebeschini2057
Martin Rodger2222
Brett Rosebury26508
Andrew Stephens28204
Matt Stevic22473
James Strybos99
Eleni Tee2085
Nathan Toner2238
Brent Wallace24118
Alex Whetton2499
Nathan Williamson27160
Matthew Young1515
Umpire2023Career
Blake Anderson22
Jordan Andrews15172
Michael Baker22120
Michael Barlow27115
Simon Blight2133
Christopher Bull21253
Ian Burrows27386
Sean Burton22145
Sam Button11
Adam Coote19402
Patrick Cran21148
Damien Cusack16181
Brett Dalgleish15271
Chris Delany23105
Patrick Dineen16109
Nathan Doig20368
Ty Duncan2122
Christopher Esler14243
Benjamin Fely1332
Kieran Ferguson2055
Daniel Field-Read20182
Josh Furman25106
Josh Garrett21138
Chris Gordon25350
Matthew Jenkinson22253
Matthew Konetschka24263
Drew Kowalski4199
Mitch Le Fevre15330
Tim Lougoon12184
Benjamin Macdonald22146
Damien Main26139
Michael Marantelli25311
Joshua Mather21193
Jason Moore12179
Will Morris33
Sean Moylan2294
Nicholas Phillips2343
Lachlan Rayner18164
Adam Reardon17108
Jordan Russell2441
Michael Saunders16284
Sam Stagg1876
Nick Swanson2389
Shane Thiele22295
Matthew Tomkins26283
David Wood2265
Umpire2023Career
Jesse Baird64
Dylan Benwell20111
Matthew Bridges1759
Peter Challen15153
Alex Chisholm1767
Michael Craig16164
Matthew Dervan22161
Luke Edwards17150
Daniel Hoskin15194
Sam Hunter1756
Brodie Kenny-Bell19157
Callum Leonard1328
Matthew Maclure1685
Taylor Mattioli1111
Angus McKenzie-Wills21137
Rhys Negerman1528
Steven Piperno19161
Simon Plumridge1654
David Rodan1588
Chelsea Roffey15295
Brett Rogers14211
Thomas Sullivan1732
Sam Walsh19110
Stephen Williams18266
Adam Wojcik21295
Jason Yazdani1317

Records
UmpireGames
Current streak leaders
Chris Donlon95
Simon Meredith78
Rob O'Gorman35
Various (3)34
Brent Wallace33
Nathan Williamson32
Hayden Gavine 31
Brett Rosebury30
All Time leaders
Brett Rosebury508
Shane McInerney502
Hayden Kennedy495
Matt Stevic473
Simon Meredith470
Mathew Nicholls413
Rowan Sawers410
Chris Donlon403
Stephen McBurney401
Ray Chamberlain382
Finals leaders
Matt Stevic57
Brett Rosebury52
Simon Meredith 47
Shaun Ryan 41
Jack Elder39
Hayden Kennedy39
Darren Goldspink37
Bryan Sheehan37
Brett Allen37
Ian Robinson35
Rowan Sawers35
UmpireGames
Current Streak leaders
Michael Barlow12
Chris Esler12
Matt Tomkins12
Nick Phillips12
All Time leaders
Mark Thomson438
Darren Wilson404
Adam Coote402
Ian Burrows386
Nathan Doig 368
Chris Gordon350
Herbert Kent330
Mitch Le Fevre330
Aaron Deckys327
John Morris325
Finals leaders
Darren Wilson48
Ian Burrows44
Chris Gordon38
Mark Thomson36
Michael Marantelli34
Matthew Tomkins32
Adam Coote31
Nathan Doig 31
Matt Konetschka31
Lindsay Lancaster29
Jonathan Creasey29
UmpireGames
Current streak leaders
Tom Sullivan5
Adam Wojcik5
Luke Edawards4
Stephen Williams4
All Time leaders
David Dixon356
David Flegg337
Craig Clark334
Mark Canning319
Colin Hood311
Charles Bell310
Steve Stirling304
Chelsea Roffey295
Adam Wojcik295
Jim Mahoney289
Finals leaders
Luke Walker37
Adam Wojcik35
David Dixon34
Craig Clark28
Anthony Black25
Reg Treloar24
Chris Appleton24
Stephen Williams23
Mark Canning20
Matthew Dervan20