Max is set to strut his stuff on the ‘G on Grand Final day

Max Kornhauser will live out an umpire’s dream on Saturday when he officiates a match at the MCG on the biggest day on the footy calendar.

Granted, it won’t be the AFL Grand Final that Max takes control of, but it may not be long before we see Max gracing the big time.

On Saturday, Max will be one of the umpires controlling the Jolson/Houli Unity Cup which is played between two teams of 15 to 18 year olds from the Jewish and Muslim communities to celebrate peace. The match is named after Bachar Houli, a practising Muslim who will run out for Richmond in the main game, and Henry Jolson, a former Western Bulldogs board member.

Max (20) originally from Bellingen, cut his umpiring teeth in the AFL North Coast Junior and Senior competitions and was part of both the inaugural North Coast Academy of Sport AFL program and AFL NSW/ACT Next Gen Umpiring program.

Max relocated to Melbourne last year to undertake university studies and to further his umpiring. Clearly, the authorities down south have taken note and higher level appointments are coming his way.

No doubt this involvement in AFL Grand Final day will only whet Max’s appetite and spur him on to bigger and better things.

Congratulations Max, we look forward to seeing what comes next!