The Selectors

Coach, Chairman Of Selectors



Ron Barassi

204-game Melbourne footballer 1953-64; premiership player 1955-57, 59-60 and 64; club captain 1960-64; club best and fairest 1961 and 64; club leading goalkicker 1958 (equal) and 59; All-Australian 1956, 58 and 61; 50-game, 35-goal Carlton footballer 1965-69, captain-coach 1965-68; coach 1969-71; premiership coach 1968 and 70; North Melbourne coach 1973-80, premiership coach 1975 and 77; Melbourne coach 1981-85; Sydney coach 1993-95; Australian Hall of Fame Legend '96; third generation Australian of Italian origin

Selectors


Kevin Bartlett

403-game Richmond footballer 1965-83, premiership player 1967, 69, 73, 74 and 80; captain 1979; club best and fairest 1967, 68, 73, 74 and 77; club leading goalkicker 1974, 75, 77 and 83; Norm Smith Medallist 1980; Richmond Team of the Century rover; Victorian representative 20 times; Richmond coach 1988-91; Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend (2000)

Frank Costa

Order of Australia Medal recipient; Geelong Football Club president 1998- ; first generation Australian of Italian origin

Brendon Gale

244-game Richmond footballer 1990-01; AFL Players' Association CEO 2004-06*

John Russo

VFL/AFL senior field umpire in 223 matches including 11 finals and two Grand Finals (1986 & 91); AFLUA Umpire of the Year 1986; VFL Umpires Association President 1993; AFL Umpires Association President; first generation Australian of Italian origin

Kevin Sheedy

251-game Richmond footballer 1967-79; premiership player 1969 and 1973-74; club best and fairest 1976; club captain 1978; Richmond Team of the Century back pocket; Essendon senior coach 1981-2007*; premiership coach 1984-85, 93 and 2000

Bob Skilton

237-game South Melbourne footballer 1956-68 and 1970-71; club best and fairest 1958-59, 61-65, 67-68; captain 1961-71; captain-coach 1965-66; Brownlow Medallist 1959, 63 and 68; Melbourne coach 1974-77; AFL Team of the Century rover (1996); Sydney (South Melbourne) Team of the Century captain and rover (2003); Australian Football Hall Of Fame Legend (1996)

Bill Stephen

162-game Fitzroy footballer 1947-57; club best and fairest 1950 and 54; 14-time Victorian representative; Fitzroy captain-coach 1955-57; coach 1965-70 and 1979-80; Essendon coach 1976-77; Fitzroy Team of the Century back pocket (2001)