Presenting the Norm Smith Medal

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Does anyone have a list of everyone who's presented the Norm Smith Medal? I hear there is a system/process they follow with this presentation with past award winners ala Simon Black this year because he won it in 2003 for instance.
 

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Does anyone have a list of everyone who's presented the Norm Smith Medal? I hear there is a system/process they follow with this presentation with past award winners ala Simon Black this year because he won it in 2003 for instance.
1979 - Marjorie Smith
1980 - Ron Barassi
1981 - Peter Smith
1982 - Jack Mueller
1983 - Kevin Bartlett
1984 - Bob Skilton
1985 - Jim Cardwell
1986 - Percy Beames
1987 - John Beckwith
1988 - Bruce Andrew
1989 - Bill Goggin
1990 - Frank Adams
1991 - David Cloke
1992 - Bruce Doull
1993 - Maurice Rioli
1994 - Gary Ayres
1995 - Bob Rose
1996 - Bob Pratt
1997 - Kevin Murray
1998 - Keith Greig
1999 - Simon Madden
2000 - Lou Richards
2001 - Jack Clarke
2002 - Peter Knights
2003 - Darrel Baldock
2004 - Wayne Harmes
2005 - ? Colin Robertson ?
2006 - Bill Duckworth
2007 - David Rhys-Jones
2008 - Tony Shaw
2009 - Paul Dear
2010 - Peter Matera (drawn game) | Arnold Briedis (replay)
2011 - Michael Long
2012 - Dean Kemp
2013 - Greg Williams
2014 - Glenn Archer
2015 - Andrew McLeod
2016 - Shannon Grant
2017 - James Hird
2018 - Shaun Hart

^ Taken (1979-2017) from the book The Norm Smith Medallists. The book omits the name of the person who presented the 2005 medal to Chris Judd.

Since 2004, former Norm Smith medallists have presented the award, in the order of the year in which they won; as of 2017, Gary Ablett Sr. is the only former winner to decline presenting the award.
 
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1979 - Marjorie Smith
1980 - Ron Barassi
1981 - Peter Smith
1982 - Jack Mueller
1983 - Kevin Bartlett
1984 - Bob Skilton
1985 - Jim Cardwell
1986 - Percy Beames
1987 - John Beckwith
1988 - Bruce Andrew
1989 - Bill Goggin
1990 - Frank Adams
1991 - David Cloke
1992 - Bruce Doull
1993 - Maurice Rioli
1994 - Gary Ayres
1995 - Bob Rose
1996 - Bob Pratt
1997 - Kevin Murray
1998 - Keith Greig
1999 - Simon Madden
2000 - Lou Richards
2001 - Jack Clarke
2002 - Peter Knights
2003 - Darrel Baldock
2004 - Wayne Harmes
2005 - ? Colin Robertson ?
2006 - Bill Duckworth
2007 - David Rhys-Jones
2008 - Tony Shaw
2009 - Paul Dear
2010 - Peter Matera (drawn game) | Arnold Briedis (replay)
2011 - Michael Long
2012 - Dean Kemp
2013 - Greg Williams
2014 - Glenn Archer
2015 - Andrew McLeod
2016 - Shannon Grant
2017 - James Hird
2018 - Shaun Hart

^ Taken (1979-2017) from the book The Norm Smith Medallists. The book omits the name of the person who presented the 2005 medal to Chris Judd.

Since 2004, former Norm Smith medallists have presented the award, in the order of the year in which they won; as of 2017, Gary Ablett Sr. is the only former winner to decline presenting the award.
So going forward it is expected to be the following.....

2019 - Simon Black
2020 - Byron Pickett
2021 - Chris Judd (to a Carlton player perhaps?)
2022 - Andrew Embley
2023 - Nathan Buckley (Have to put him in here somewhere)
2024 - Steve Johnson
2025 - Luke Hodge
2026 - Paul Chapman
2027 - Lenny Hayes
2028 - Scott Pendlebury
2029 - Jimmy Bartel
2030 - Ryan O'Keefe
2031 - Brian Lake (Presuming he is able)
2032 - Cyril Rioli
2033 - Jason Johannisen
2034 - Dustin Martin
2035 - Luke Shuey
2036 - Whoever wins this year assuming it's not Luke Hodge, Scott Pendlebury, Dustin Martin or Luke Shuey.
 

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1979 - Marjorie Smith
1980 - Ron Barassi
1981 - Peter Smith
1982 - Jack Mueller
1983 - Kevin Bartlett
1984 - Bob Skilton
1985 - Jim Cardwell
1986 - Percy Beames
1987 - John Beckwith
1988 - Bruce Andrew
1989 - Bill Goggin
1990 - Frank Adams
1991 - David Cloke
1992 - Bruce Doull
1993 - Maurice Rioli
1994 - Gary Ayres
1995 - Bob Rose
1996 - Bob Pratt
1997 - Kevin Murray
1998 - Keith Greig
1999 - Simon Madden
2000 - Lou Richards
2001 - Jack Clarke
2002 - Peter Knights
2003 - Darrel Baldock
2004 - Wayne Harmes
2005 - ? Colin Robertson ?
2006 - Bill Duckworth
2007 - David Rhys-Jones
2008 - Tony Shaw
2009 - Paul Dear
2010 - Peter Matera (drawn game) | Arnold Briedis (replay)
2011 - Michael Long
2012 - Dean Kemp
2013 - Greg Williams
2014 - Glenn Archer
2015 - Andrew McLeod
2016 - Shannon Grant
2017 - James Hird
2018 - Shaun Hart

^ Taken (1979-2017) from the book The Norm Smith Medallists. The book omits the name of the person who presented the 2005 medal to Chris Judd.

Since 2004, former Norm Smith medallists have presented the award, in the order of the year in which they won; as of 2017, Gary Ablett Sr. is the only former winner to decline presenting the award.
How is that book, mate? Worthwhile? Does it have voting data for each year?
 

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How is that book, mate? Worthwhile? Does it have voting data for each year?
I'd say it's quite a decent book, and well worth owning. It has just short of 600 pages, so there's plenty of it!

It doesn't have much in the way of statistics/facts & figures. It includes the names of the judges for all years, but shows the actual votes (given by each of the judges) from 2005 onwards. For 2003 & 2004 they just give the total number of votes received by any of the players. Presumably those details were never made public before then. For 2004 it adds: The AFL published the totals in 2004, but not the breakdown of votes by the judges. For the years prior to 2003 it does include the voting from a leading newspaper of the day, with the names of those voting and their 3-2-1 votes.
 

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I'd say it's quite a decent book, and well worth owning. It has just short of 600 pages, so there's plenty of it!

It doesn't have much in the way of statistics/facts & figures. It includes the names of the judges for all years, but shows the actual votes (given by each of the judges) from 2005 onwards. For 2003 & 2004 they just give the total number of votes received by any of the players. Presumably those details were never made public before then. For 2004 it adds: The AFL published the totals in 2004, but not the breakdown of votes by the judges. For the years prior to 2003 it does include the voting from a leading newspaper of the day, with the names of those voting and their 3-2-1 votes.
The Norm Smith judges for 2003 and 2004, along with their 3-2-1 preferences, are listed in the introductory pages of the relevant AFL Record Season Guides.
 

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The Norm Smith judges for 2003 and 2004, along with their 3-2-1 preferences, are listed in the introductory pages of the relevant AFL Record Season Guides.
Indeed they are! A rather strange error/omission from the book then! The 2002 voting details are also available (2003 Season Guide), so no idea what happened there. Now that appears to be the first year the full details were released.
 

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It seems as though The Herald-Sun have printed the 1995 Norm Smith judges and votes in their October 2, 1995 edition:

Mike Sheahan: 3-Greg Williams, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Justin Madden
Ron Reed: 3-Anthony Koutofides, 2-Greg Williams, 1-Peter Dean
Leigh Matthews: 3-Greg Williams, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Justin Madden
Trevor Grant: 3-Peter Dean, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Greg Williams


Four years later, The Herald-Sun listed the 1999 judges (Wayne Jackson, Jason Dunstall, Caroline Wilson, Anthony Hudson) but not their votes.
 

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It seems the first three winners of the Norm Smith Medal had a link to Smith himself.

Wayne Harmes is a great nephew of Norm Smith.
Kevin Bartlett kicked 7 goals in his Norm Smith performance, which equalled the then grand final record for most goals in a grand final. One of the previous players who had kicked 7 goals in a grand final was Norm Smith (1940).
Bruce Doull, the 1981 winner, played his debut game versus South Melbourne in round 5, 1969, the South Melbourne coach being Norm Smith.
 

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It seems as though The Herald-Sun have printed the 1995 Norm Smith judges and votes in their October 2, 1995 edition:

Mike Sheahan: 3-Greg Williams, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Justin Madden
Ron Reed: 3-Anthony Koutofides, 2-Greg Williams, 1-Peter Dean
Leigh Matthews: 3-Greg Williams, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Justin Madden
Trevor Grant: 3-Peter Dean, 2-Anthony Koutofides, 1-Greg Williams


Four years later, The Herald-Sun listed the 1999 judges (Wayne Jackson, Jason Dunstall, Caroline Wilson, Anthony Hudson) but not their votes.
Are you sure they weren't just The Herald-Sun writers? The book names the 1995 judges as: Ross Oakley, Malcolm Blight, Kevin Bartlett and Rohan Connolly (their votes aren't shown). That year they include the names of the "judges" from The Age (with their votes). The following year they show Herald-Sun writers/votes. Mike Sheahan, Ron Reed and Trevor Grant are there, as are Bruce Matthews and several others.
 

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Are you sure they weren't just The Herald-Sun writers? The book names the 1995 judges as: Ross Oakley, Malcolm Blight, Kevin Bartlett and Rohan Connolly (their votes aren't shown). That year they include the names of the "judges" from The Age (with their votes). The following year they show Herald-Sun writers/votes. Mike Sheahan, Ron Reed and Trevor Grant are there, as are Bruce Matthews and several others.
Yes, it would most likely be Herald-Sun journo votes. I'll go with what your book says. I thought I would put my info out there as the 1995 Herald-Sun edition I mentioned listed four judges, so it seemed possible they could have been the official Norm Smith adjudicators, but it's good somebody has been able to clarify.
 

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