AFL Masters Hall of Fame & Legends Committees

Each year up to three people are inducted into the AFL Masters Hall of Fame. An independent panel reviews Hall of Fame nominations from the States and Territories and makes recommendations to the AFL Masters National Board. A separate independent committee convenes each year to determine a maximum of two current Hall of Fame inductees to be elevated to Legends status based on their exemplary contribution and service to AFL Masters.

AFL Masters Hall of Fame & Legends Committees

Hall of Fame Committee Legends Committee
2022 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau Kim Cowan, John Rutherford
2021 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau Kim Cowan, John Rutherford
2020 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau Kim Cowan, John Rutherford
2019 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau Kim Cowan, John Rutherford
2018 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau Kim Cowan, John Rutherford
2017 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2016 Brian Stirling, Peter Coffey, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2015 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2014 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2013 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2012 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau AFL Masters National Board
2011 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2010 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2009 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2008 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2007 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2006 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2005  Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2004 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2003  Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2002  Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2001 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
2000 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
1999 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow, Noel Wenzlau
1998 Brian Stirling, Steve Eurell, Bill McDonald, Boyd Warrilow

 

AFL MASTERS – HALL OF FAME GUIDELINES

Background

The Hall of Fame was implemented by the Board of Management for AFL Masters in 1997 to recognise the outstanding personal contributions of players, umpires, administrators and supporters to the development of Superules and subsequently AFL Masters since its inception in 1980. In the first year the nine member associations were each asked to nominate the person they thought had made the most significant contribution to their State/Territory game. These nine nominations were officially inducted at the Inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner at the Geelong Football Club during the 1997 National Carnival. In 1998 and 1999, in order to maintain the prestige of the award, only five nominations were inducted into the AFL Masters Hall of Fame. In year 2000 only two people were selected and in year 2001 the Hall of Fame Selection Committee extended the rules to induct up to three new members each year. The induction of Hall of Fame nominees will continue to be held at a formal cocktail function during the National Carnival and all AFL Masters supporters are welcome to attend. Member Associations are asked to support the occasion by each committing at least two tables for the event.

Each member State or Territory Association is asked if they wish to nominate a person for the Hall of Fame. Please note up to three Nominations can be inducted per year but only one nomination from any State or Territory.

Objective:

To recognise outstanding service by an individual.

Principles:

  1. It is an award, NOT A RIGHT OR A MILESTONE.
  2. Outstanding service is defined as a contribution which:

– is above normal expectation

– demonstrates commitment

– and sustained over a significant time frame

Guidelines:

  1. Players, umpires, administrators and supporters are eligible for nomination.
  2. There is no restriction on the number of times a person can be nominated.
  3. An independent panel will receive nominations via the General Manager and make recommendations to the National Board.
  4. Each State/Territory can nominate up to only one person per year.
  5. No nominations will be made by the National Board.
  6. Up to three nominations will be inducted into the Hall of Fame each year
  7. Nominees must have completed at least 15 years involvement in Superules/ Masters Australian Football/AFL Masters.
  8. Simply playing at many carnivals is not considered outstanding service.
  9. The decision of the National Board will be final.

AFL MASTERS – LEGENDS GUIDELINES

Each Year the National Board will consider the elevation of up to two Hall of Fame inductees to Legend status.  This will be taken from the pool of Hall of Fame members only. Its intention is to recognise the absolute best of the best who have not only given outstanding service to AFL Masters but Exemplary service.  Please note – only up to two nominations will be inducted in any particular each year.

Objective:

To recognise the most exemplary contribution and service by an individual.

Principles:

  1. It is a most prestigious Award, NOT A RIGHT OR A MILESTONE.
  2. To recognise not only outstanding service, but exemplary contribution to the benefit of the organisation. This must be identified for elevation to be considered
  3. Contributions should be substantial and continuous with expectations of over 25 years plus service or contribution.

Guidelines:

  1. Players, umpires, administrators and supporters are eligible for nomination.
  2. Candidates from each State and Territory who are Hall of Fame are the only source of nomination
  3. Up to two nominations will be elevated to Legend status each year
  4. Nominees must have completed at least 25 years involvement in Masters Australian Football/AFL Masters but this may be varied by the board after due consideration
  5. The decision of the Legends Committee will be final.