Seven AFL Coverage


In other words, the only sport Seven is showing in Melbourne in Saturday afternoons from late March to August 2019 will be horse racing. Nine will dominate the timeslot with its coverage of Suncorp Super Netball.


Whatever Seven broadcast (probably MKR encore marathons) will likely outrate the netball…


James Brayshaw is enough reason to get a Kayo subscription.

His bogan, ocker, crass, Australian ‘throwaway’ style brings the tone of the whole broadcast down…


For me it was Bruce and Hamish that kept popping up that made me keep Kayo.

Also not sure what seven see in Mel. She doesn’t really have any natural flow. There are many better sports presenters seven have commentating the women’s big bash.


It was also announced on December 13 that Seven will continue to show SANFL match of the week and all finals until the end of 2021.


Could Tim Lane call matches for Seven this year?


New promo has aired on Seven Melbourne sporadically since last week, promoting the network will show two AFLW matches each Saturday.


Based on the annoucement of 2 games per round and assuming both are Saturday games as per the release, the VICTORIAN market will likely get the following AFLW games.

ROUND 1: Geelong vs Collingwood (Kardinia Park), Adelaide vs Bulldogs (Norwood)
ROUND 2: Collingwood vs Melbourne (Victoria Park), Bulldogs vs Geelong (Whitten Oval)
ROUND 3: GWS vs Carlton (Blacktown), Fremantle vs Collingwood (Fremantle Oval)
ROUND 4: Geelong vs Carlton (Kardinia Park), Bulldogs vs Brisbane (Whitten Oval)
ROUND 5: Brisbane vs Geelong (Moreton Bay), Carlton vs Collingwood (Princes Park)
ROUND 6: Collingwood vs Kangaroos, Bulldogs vs Melbourne (Both Docklands)
ROUND 7: Melbourne vs Adelaide (Casey Fields), Fremantle vs Kangaroos (Fremantle Oval)

With non Victorian market teams (Kangaroos even though they play games in Tasmania during the season are considered a Victorian market team) getting their games into their markets, and their games are mainly on Sundays, I’m not certain which game would be substituted to allow their game to be on FTA, but perhaps I’ll be able to guess.

R1: Perth viewers will get Melbourne vs Fremantle (Casey Fields), Qld and NSW viewers will get Brisbane vs GWS (Moreton Bay). I assume the second game on the Saturday will be replaced.
R2: NSW gets GWS vs Kangaroos (Drummoyne) on the Friday Night, SA viewers will get Carlton vs Adelaide (Princes Park), WA and Qld viewers will get Fremantle vs Brisbane (Fremantle Oval)
R3: SA get Adelaide vs Geelong (Norwood), QLD viewers will get Brisbane vs Melbourne (Hickey Park). Guessing that will replace the first game on Saturday
R4: SA and WA viewers will still get a Saturday double header as Adelaide vs Fremantle (Marrara) is on Saturday Night and will likely replace the GF rematch due to the timing of the game (8:10 CST, no daylight savings in the NT). NSW viewers will get Collingwood vs GWS (Morwell), possibly replacing the first game.
R5: NSW gets GWS vs Melbourne (Blacktown), SA gets Kangaroos vs Adelaide (Chirnside Park, Werribee), WA gets Fremantle vs Bulldogs (Fremantle Oval), guessing the first game will be substituted
R6: WA viewers will get Geelong vs Fremantle (Kardinia Park) scheduled to be before the Docklands Double Header. SA and NSW get Adelaide vs GWS (Unley), QLD will get Carlton vs Brisbane (Princes Park).
R7: NSW get GWS vs Geelong (Manuka) on the Friday Night, QLD get Collingwood vs Brisbane (Victoria Park), it may replace the second game on Saturday.


ye I was gonna ask if the broadcast details for each match have been confirmed yet?


There is an official list of broadcasted games
ROUND 1 Geelong v Collingwood (GMHBA Stadium)
ROUND 2 Collingwood v Melbourne (Victoria Park) & Bulldogs v Geelong (Whitten Oval)
ROUND 3 GWS v Carlton (Blacktown) & Fremantle v Collingwood (Fremantle Oval)
ROUND 4 Geelong v Carlton (GMHBA Stadium) & Western Bulldogs v Brisbane (Whitten Oval)
ROUND 5 Brisbane v Geelong (Moreton Bay) & Carlton v Collingwood (Ikon Park)
ROUND 6 Collingwood v North Melbourne (Marvel) & Western Bulldogs v Melbourne (Marvel)
ROUND 7 Melbourne v Adelaide (Casey) & Fremantle v North Melbourne (Fremantle Oval)
FINALS 1 First Place A v Second Place B (A Venue) & First Place B v Second Place A (B Venue)
FINALS 2 Winner Prelim 1 v Winner Prelim 2 (Highest Place GF)

They are all Saturday games.

Team by Team:
Geelong- 3
Collingwood- 5
North Melbourne- 2
Melbourne- 3
Western Bulldogs- 3
Carlton- 3
Adelaide- 1
Brisbane- 2
Fremantle- 2
GWS- 1

So every team gets at least 1 game on FTA but Adelaide and GWS only get 1 with Collingwood hogging it with 5 out of 7


This is true for Victoria - all of the non-Victorian teams will get FTA coverage of all games into their home market.



AFLW welcomes newcomers as 2019 season set to ignite

Starts Saturday 2 February

New AFLW arrival Geelong and powerhouse Collingwood are set to kick start the season LIVE on Seven Saturday week followed by reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs facing Adelaide on a star-studded double header opening night.

All eyes will be on Geelong’s boom recruit Phoebe Williams fresh from her four goal outing in last week’s practice match, along with top draft pick Nina Morrison who also impressed.

Australian netball captain Sharni Layton looks set to take the field for the Magpies after spending time in the ruck and up forward in last Saturday’s practice match.

The Bulldogs will be hoping to include super stars and co-captains Katie Brennan, who played her first game last weekend since her right ankle reconstruction, and Ellie Blackburn, after they helped their team to a win in last Saturday’s practice game against the Magpies.

The visiting champions will have their work cut out as they take on a Crows outfit led by Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall.

After two successful seasons, the league has been given an added boost in 2019 with the addition of two new teams – Geelong and North Melbourne – bringing the total number of AFLW clubs to 10.

On Sunday, Melbourne will host Fremantle at Casey Fields while the GWS Giants make the trip to Queensland to test their skills against last year’s runners-up Brisbane Lions.

Sam Lane and Nat Edwards will take up field commentary in Norwood and Geelong respectively, bringing stories and insights from the coaches and players. Melbourne star Daisy Pearce will deliver expert commentary as Geelong takes on the Pies, while Adelaide fan-favourite Abbey Holmes and St Kilda development coach Peta Searle will provide invaluable insights for the second match.

Jason Bennett will call the first match on Saturday, joined by Nigel Carmody, with Mark Soderstrom taking the reins on Saturday night.

Seven will broadcast two AFLW matches nationally every Saturday during the season, as well as the semi-finals that have been a welcome addition in 2019, and the Grand Final.

Fans in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland will also be able to see all of their local teams’ matches on Seven throughout the season.

Broadcast times of AFLW matches on the first weekend:

Geelong Cats v Collingwood (GMHBA Stadium, Geelong)

Saturday February 2
Sydney 6.30pm LIVE on 7mate
Melbourne 6.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 5.30pm LIVE on 7mate
Adelaide 6pm LIVE on 7mate
Perth 3.30pm LIVE on 7mate

Adelaide v Western Bulldogs (Norwood Oval)

Saturday February 2
Sydney 8.30pm LIVE on 7mate
Melbourne 8.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 7.30pm LIVE on 7mate
Adelaide 8pm LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 5.30pm LIVE on 7mate

Melbourne v Fremantle (Casey Fields)

Sunday February 3
Perth 12pm LIVE on 7mate

Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants (Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex)

Sunday February 3
Sydney 5pm LIVE on 7TWO
Brisbane 4pm LIVE on 7TWO


I agree, it’s awful


Seems like that unlike with the AFL, there’s no substituting of 7-produced games in NSW, QLD, SA & WA in order to show all matches involving local teams


But states will get local games.


7mate will broadcast the inaugural AFLX draft next Wednesday (February 6) at 7pm AEDT, ahead of match day on February 22.


Talking Footy panelist and Footy Central reporter, Sam McClure has reportedly parted ways with the network after Seven offered him a full-time reporting role with Seven News. McClure turned down the offer after Seven was unable to commitment to his radio, print and television commitments.

Seven News Melbourne sports reporter, Tom Browne is expected to replace McClure.


That’s disappointing as Sam contributes a lot to Seven’s sporting coverage, not just AFL. First and foremost he is a full-time reporter for The Age who also happens to host Time On on SEN on weekday evenings.
He may turn up on Nine’s new AFL show on Thursdays or The Sunday Footy Show.


Hopefully they bring Basil back to Footy Central!


Basil will have to host Footy Central from the Sydney newsroom as he co-hosts Weekend Sunrise.