The AFL have announced the medal presenters for this year’s decider, with Shaun Hart and Denis Pagan to do the honours at the MCG on September 29.
Hart will hand out the Norm Smith medal to the grand final’s best player, after he was awarded the medal back in 2001, during the first of Brisbane’s three flags in a row.
It follows on from the recent formula of Norm Smith presenters, with James Hird – who won the medal in 2000 – handing it to Dustin Martin last season.
Former North Melbourne and Carlton coach Denis Pagan will hand out the Jock McHale medal to the winning coach., having received the medal himself on two occasions.
Pagan led the Roos to premierships in 1996 and 1999, and is the coach in North Melbourne’s Team of the Century.
Former premiership Hawk Josh Gibson will be the premiership cup’s ambassador during the month of September, in the lead up to the grand final.
Shaun Hart to present this year’s Norm Smith medal, Denis Pagan to present the Jock McHale medal to the winning coach, and Josh Gibson to accompany the premiership cup this month as its ambassador. #AFLFinals
— Jen Phelan (Witham) (@AFL_JenPhelan) September 2, 2018