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Umpires Named For 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final

The AFL umpiring department today named the senior panel for the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn, to be played at the MCG this Saturday, September 27.

AFL National Umpiring coach Hayden Kennedy said he congratulated the umpiring group on their efforts so far in the finals and had great confidence they would perform strongly in Saturday’s showcase match.

OPSM Vice President of Marketing Melinda Spencer applauded the umpires who have been selected in the squad this weekend and discussed the brand’s support of the AFL and the AFL Umpires.

"As the official eyecare partner of the AFL and official sponsor of the AFL umpires, OPSM congratulates the senior umpire panel who have been selected to adjudicate the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final this week and we look forward to continuing to look after the vision of these elite umpires and continue to support them and AFL moving forward.”

Please find attached the career stats for the umpires appointed to the 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Field Umpires: 

Matt Stevic
AFL Debut: 2004.
251 AFL Games, 20 Finals.
All Australian: 2012.
2012 Grand Final.


Mathew Nicholls
AFL Debut: 2003.
229 AFL Games, 13 Finals.
2013 Grand Final.


Simon Meredith
AFL Debut: 2004.
235 AFL Games, 17 Finals.
2012 and 2013 Grand Finals


Emergency: Troy Pannell
AFL Debut: 2005.
150 AFL Games, Five Finals.
No Grand Finals.


Boundary Umpires:

Nathan Doig
187 AFL Games, 14 Finals.
2011 and 2013 Grand Finals


Matthew Tomkins
69 AFL Games, Six Finals.
First Grand Final


Ian Burrows
198 AFL Games, 22 Finals.
2008, 2010,  2010 Replay and 2012 Grand Finals


Mark Thomson
301 AFL Games, 24 Finals.
2009, 2010, 2010 Replay and 2011 Grand Finals


Emergency Boundary Umpire:
Christopher Gordon

140 AFL Games, 12 Finals.
2011 Grand Final


Goal Umpires:

Luke Walker
198 AFL Games, 29 Finals.
Five AFL Grand Finals: 2010, 2010 replay, 2011, 2012 and 2013


Chris Appleton
185 AFL matches. 15 Finals.
Grand Final Debut


Emergency Goal Umpire: Chelsea Roffey
166 AFL Games, 14 Finals.
2012  Grand Final.