WEST Coast premiership heroes John Worsfold and Andrew Embley will present historic medals on Grand Final day at Optus Stadium, 15 years after their integral roles in the Eagles' 2006 flag. 

Embley, who was best afield in the Eagles' triumph against Sydney, will present the Norm Smith Medal, while Worsfold will present the Jock McHale Medal to the 2021 premiership coach. 

They join two-time premiership defender and West Coast great Glen Jakovich, who is this year's premiership cup ambassador, in giving the 2021 decider a strong West Coast presence. 

Embley, now a popular media personality in Perth, won the Norm Smith Medal in 2006 after a standout performance with 26 disposals and two goals in the thrilling one-point win. 

Andrew Embley with his premiership medal and Norm Smith Medal in 2006. Picture: AFL Photos

He retired in 2013 after 250 games for the club, featuring in both the 2005 and 2006 Grand Finals against the Swans. 

"To present the Norm Smith Medal on such an historic occasion here in Perth is something that will be very special to me," Embley said on Wednesday, reflecting on his role in the 2006 decider.

"It's something I'm extremely honoured to do and very proud, not just for myself but for my family as well."

Worsfold, who is the most significant contributor in West Coast's history, coached the Eagles for 281 games, between 2002 and 2013, and led them to their third premiership in 2006 as coach.

The 52-year-old captained the club for the 1992 and 1994 flags, playing 209 games between 1987 and 1998, with the Eagles' club champion award named in his honour. 

Worsfold expected the historic occasion at Optus Stadium would be "spectacular" and looked forward to the prospect of potentially handing the Jock McHale Medal to a first-time premiership coach.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin and Port Adelaide's Ken Hinkley are fighting for their first premierships as coaches, while Geelong's Chris Scott (2011) and Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge (2016) are after their second.

John Worsfold and Chris Judd with the 2006 premiership cup. Picture: AFL Photos


"It's a 50-50 chance it'll be a first-time winner or a dual winner," Worsfold said.

"It's obviously a bit of a crowning moment in terms of what you're trying to achieve as a coach.

"But there's plenty of other ways of measuring success for coaches over time."

Worsfold hoped this year's Grand Final could open the door to more premiership deciders away from the MCG, despite the venue's contract to hold the event until 2059.

"I would have liked to have thought that was a possibility at some point," he said.

"When that contract was announced (in 2018) I was a bit disappointed that it was locked in.

"But if you ask players, they don't want to play it anywhere other than the MCG.

"Who knows, we'll have a look at what it looks like this year, and we may change some opinions."

The AFL has not yet announced the contenders to present the premiership cup.