THE AFL Commission has officially confirmed that AFL Life Membership has been bestowed upon Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley, midfielder Travis Boak and former forward Justin Westhoff.

The trio qualified for life membership in 2020 after each playing or coaching in their 300th official game.

Premiership, pre-season and representative games are included in that total.

There were 12 new Life Members announced at the AFL’s Annual General Meeting including nine based on games played and three for service to the game.

Hinkley achieved his life membership after the Round 6 game against Greater Western Sydney, played on the Gold Coast, in a memorable win after which he was drowned by Powerade.

He played 132 games for Fitzroy and Geelong, five pre-season games and three State of Origin games for Victoria before embarking on his coaching career.

Hinkley has now coached 178 games for Port Adelaide, and on Wednesday also had his contract extended with the club until the end of 2023.

Westhoff’s 300th official game came against Melbourne in Round 9 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The now retired big man booted two goals in a win over the Demons.

His games tally includes 280 premiership games and 23 pre-season games.

Boak qualified for life membership after the Round 13 win over Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval.

He had a season-high 34 disposals in the game and among his games tally is 283 premiership games, 20 pre-season games, three International Rules games for Australia and a state game for Victoria.

Others players and/or coaches to receive Life Membership on Wednesday included Matthew Clarke, Tom Hawkins, Shannon Hurn, Marc Murphy, Jack Riewoldt and Harry Taylor.

Life Membership was conferred under the provision of 'Special Service to the Game' to Richmond Club Director Emmett Dunne, long-time Carlton staff member Shane O’Sullivan and current AFL Boundary Umpire Coach Darren Wilson, who becomes the first boundary umpire to be considered in the game’s history.

AFL Life Members:

Travis Boak
283 premiership games for Port Adelaide, kicking 179 goals.
20 pre-season games for Port Adelaide.
3 x International games for Australia 2014, 2017.
2 x Club Best and Fairest 2011, 2019.
1 x State game for Victoria 2020.
Captain 2013 – 2018.

Ken Hinkley 
132 premiership games for Fitzroy and Geelong Cats, kicking 79 goals.
Five pre-season games for Fitzroy and Geelong Cats.
Three State of Origin games for Victoria 1991, 1992.
1 x Club Best and Fairest 1992.
2 x All Australian 1991, 1992.
Captain 1995.
178 premiership games coached for Port Adelaide.

Justin Westhoff 
280 premiership games for Port Adelaide, kicking 313 goals.
23 pre-season games for Port Adelaide.
1 x Club Best and Fairest 2018.

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Matthew Clarke
258 premiership games for the Brisbane Lions, Adelaide Crows and St Kilda, kicking 38 goals.
25 pre-season games for the Brisbane Lions, Adelaide Crows and St Kilda.
4 x State of Origin games 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999.
1 x Club Best and Fairest 1997.
15 AFLW games coached for Adelaide Crows (Premiership Coach in 2019).

Tom Hawkins
277 premiership games for Geelong Cats, kicking 603 goals.
24 pre-season games for Geelong Cats.
2 x Premiership Player for Geelong 2009, 2011.
3 x All Australian 2012, 2019, 2020
9 x Club Leading Goalkicker 2012 – 2020
1 x Coleman Medallist 2020
1 x Club Best and Fairest 2012
1 x State of Origin for All Stars 2020.

Shannon Hurn 
286 premiership games for the West Coast Eagles, kicking 50 goals.
22 pre-season games for the West Coast Eagles.
1 x Premiership Player for West Coast Eagles 2019.
2 x All Australian 2018, 2019 (VC).
Captain 2015 – 2019.

Marc Murphy
285 premiership games for Carlton, kicking 189 goals.
23 pre-season games for Carlton.
2 x Best and Fairest 2011, 2017.
1 x All Australian 2011
2 x International games 2008.
Captain 2013 – 2018.

Jack Riewoldt
283 premiership games for Richmond, kicking 664 goals.
19 pre-season games for Richmond.
3 x Premiership Player for Richmond 2017, 2019, 2020.
3 x All Australian 2010, 2015, 2018.
3 x Coleman Medallist 2010, 2013, 2018.
2 x Club Best and Fairest 2010, 2018.
2 x International games 2010.
1 x State of Origin game for All Stars 2020.

Harry Taylor
280 premiership games for Geelong Cats, kicking 75 goals.
27 pre-season games for Geelong Cats.
2 x Premiership Player for Geelong Cats 2009, 2011.
2 x All Australian 2010, 2013.
2 x International games 2014, 2015.
Jim Stynes Medallist 2015.

Service Qualification

Emmett Dunne
129 games for Richmond and Footscray, 1976-85, kicking 63 goals.
Footscray Reserves Captain/Coach 1986
Springvale (VFA) player 1987
1980 Premiership (Richmond)
1987 VFA Premiership (Springvale)
Footscray Match Committee Chair 1985-86
Richmond Reserves Coach 1988-92
Richmond Ruck Coach 1993-95
VFL/AFL Tribunal member 1997-2016
Richmond FC Club Director 2016 – current (Risk, Compliance and Integrity Committee / Chair, History and Tradition Committee).

Shane O’Sullivan
1979 – Joined Carlton FC, employed in the Football Department with primary responsibilities around Under 19 and Reserves players.
1981-82 – Assistant General Manager / CEO, Carlton FC.
1983 -86 – General Manager / CEO, Footscray FC.
1987 -92 – General Manager Football, Brisbane Bears FC (appointed from start-up).
1993 – Oakleigh Senior Coach (VFA).
1994 – 2004 – Carlton FC Recruiting Manager.
2005 -18 – Carlton FC Football Administration Manager.
2019 – current – Carlton FC Spirit of Carlton Manager (role services past players / life members).
2014 Jack Titus Award Winner.

Darren Wilson
404 AFL games umpired, 1996-2016
48 finals (record).
1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 AFL Grand Finals (record 12).
1998-2003 SANFL Umpiring Development Officer
2010-16 AFL junior umpire mentor / U16 and U18 National Championships Umpires’ Coach
2017-19 AFLW Boundary Umpires Coach
2019 – current AFL Boundary Umpires Coach