Field Umpire Jack Miller will officiate in his 3rd Grand Final in three seasons when he takes to the field at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Jack umpired last years U18 Grand Final and took control of the U16 Grand Final in 2016.
Alex Reardon completes the double for season 2018. Alex umpired this years U16 Grand Final and will officiate in this weeks U18 Grand Final. Making up the trio will be Jackson Nokes. Jackson went to the U16 National Championships this year. He also officiated in last years U16 Grand Final. Sunday will be his first U18s Grand Final. Thomas Carey will be the emergency Field Umpire.
On the Boundary, former Field Umpire Steven Evanson will officiate in his first Grand Final. Running with him are Bradley Applebee, Owen Catanzariti and Benjamin Williams, who will also be umpiring their first Grand Final.
Waving the flags are promising youngsters Emilie Hill and Bradley Jenkins. Emilie will officiate in her first Grand Final whilst Brad gets his first crack at a Grand Final after being emergency goal umpire in the 2016 U16 and 2017 U18 deciders. Georgia Henderson will be the emergency goal umpire.
Good luck to all officiating umpires.
By Matthew Cummins