Seven: Your Home of the AFL Grand Final
Unbeatable live, free and exclusive coverage kicks off tomorrow
An incredible 2022 AFL season is set for a heart-stopping finish this Saturday, when the Geelong Cats face the Sydney Swans at the MCG for the 2022 AFL Grand Final, live, exclusive and free on Seven and 7plus.
The Seven Network will have every angle of the premiership decider covered from early morning to the night for footy fans all over the country as Australia celebrates the first AFL Grand Final at the MCG since 2019.
In a coup for footy fans, Collingwood defender Darcy Moore will join Seven’s Grand Final coverage as part of the Grand Final Countdown panel.
With 22 AFL and AFLW Premiership’s between them, football’s #1 commentary team will field an unbeatable Grand Final line-up on Saturday, featuring Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw, Hamish McLachlan, Daisy Pearce, Luke Hodge, Abbey Holmes, Luke Darcy, Shaun Burgoyne, Matthew Richardson, Jude Bolton, Jimmy Bartel, Dale Thomas, Nathan Jones, Campbell Brown, Jobe Watson, Chris Johnson, Emma Freedman, Rebecca Maddern, Justin Leppitsch and Abbey Gelmi. 7NEWS reporters Tom Browne and Mitch Cleary will present all the breaking news throughout the day.
Viewers will enjoy 12 hours of coverage on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus* across Saturday, kicking off at 7.00am AEST with the Weekend Sunrise AFL Grand Final Day Special and continuing non-stop until the Grand Final post-match presentations and celebrations wind up at about 7.00pm AEST.
Fans will also be able to live stream the Grand Final on 7plus in full 1080p HD, on select connected TV, set top box and game console devices, including Telstra TV, Samsung Tizen (2016 and later), Fetch TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and 5, Android TV/Google TV and LG TV. For more information, visit 7plus.
7NEWS.com.au is the place to be for all AFL news in the lead up to, and during Seven’s Grand Final Day coverage, with a live rolling blog covering all the action on Saturday.
Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “The stage is set for a monumental contest on Saturday. We’ve got two star-studded teams ready to run out onto the hallowed MCG turf on Grand Final Day for the first time since 2019.
“Seven will have every angle of Grand Final Day covered from early morning until the final celebrations in the evening. With an incredible 12 hours of coverage across the day, footy’s best team will bring fans all the action, colour and excitement of the game’s biggest day.”
Seven’s Grand Final week gets underway tomorrow night when The Front Bar presents its annual Grand
Final Special at 8.30pm nationally on Channel 7 and 7plus.
Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher will be at the bar to round out the AFL season, alongside an epic host of footy stars, including recently retired West Coast Eagles forward Josh Kennedy, Gold Coast SUNS coach Stuart Dew, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and outgoing AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. Footy fans will also be treated to a live performance by Australian music icon Paul Kelly.
On Friday morning, fans can join David Koch, Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta, Sam Mac and Edwina Bartholomew, live from 5.30am AEST at Federation Square in Melbourne for a special AFL Grand Final edition of Australia’s #1 breakfast show, Sunrise. AFL Grand Final entertainment headline act Robbie Williams will chat exclusively to Sunrise.
Ahead of the monumental clash, fans can catch a glimpse of the 2022 AFL Premiership Cup and watch live performances from British singer-songwriter Tom Grennan and Australian football music legend Mike Brady as he performs Up There Cazaly.
On Grand Final day, viewers can start their morning with Weekend Sunrise AFL Grand Final Day Special live from the MCG, including appearances from iconic football stars of today and yesteryear and all the colour and excitement from the ‘G.
Following Weekend Sunrise this Saturday, Seven’s Grand Final Day coverage will feature:
Seven’s pre-game coverage from 9.00am AEST will take fans into the annual Grand Final Brunch.
The 2022 AFL Grand Final Countdown kicks off from 10.30am AEST, where hosts Luke Darcy, Jude Bolton, Jobe Watson and Darcy Moore take viewers inside the Grand Final build-up at the MCG, while football’s leading experts and news-breakers will have all the pre-game analysis and breaking developments covered.
Kicking off from midday AEST, Seven will take viewers to every moment live at the MCG for the Grand Final Pre-Game Show. Before the premiership decider, fans will enjoy pre-match entertainment headlined by Robbie Williams, while Mike Brady will perform Up There Cazaly. Abbey Gelmi will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Robbie Williams and the last Geelong Premiership Captain, Cameron Ling, chats with Cats skipper Joel Selwood in the lead-up to the big game
At halftime, fans will be treated to an array of Australian music performers including G Flip, The Temper Trap featuring Budjerah and Ngaiire, and Goanna with Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton.
The first-ever AFLW match on AFL Grand Final Day will kick off on 7mate and 7plus from 11.00am AEST, when Richmond take on the Brisbane Lions at Punt Road Oval for AFLW Round Five.
2022 AFL Grand Final from 2.00pm AEST. Seven’s unrivalled footy coverage continues on the biggest and best day of the year, bringing viewers every moment live from the MCG.
Following the game, Seven will deliver every unmissable moment from the Post-Match Presentations at 5.00pm AEST, when the Norm Smith Medallist will be revealed and the winning team receives the 2022 AFL Premiership Cup.
Seven’s post-game coverage from 6.00pm AEST will be hosted by football’s #1 commentary team, live from the ground at the MCG with the 2022 Premiers for must-see interviews with all the Grand Final’s central figures
On Sunday afternoon, fans will be able to watch an encore presentation of the AFL Grand Final on Channel 7 at 12.00pm in Melbourne and 7mate at 12.00pm in Sydney.
**AFL Grand Final Day: Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans **
From 7.00am AEST this Saturday on Seven and 7plus
TV broadcast times on Seven:
Thursday 22 September
AFLW Round Five:
Geelong Cats v St Kilda (GMHBA Stadium)
Sydney 7.00pm on 7mate and 7plus
Melbourne 7.00pm on 7mate and 7plus
Brisbane 7.00pm on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide 6.30pm on 7plus
Perth 5.00pm on 7mate and 7plus
The Front Bar – Grand Final Special
Sydney 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Friday 23 September
Sunrise – Live from Federation Square
Sydney 5.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 5.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 5.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 5.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 5.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
AFLW Round Five
Carlton v Melbourne (Ikon Park)
Sydney 7.30pm on 7plus
Melbourne 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 7.30pm on 7plus
Adelaide 7.00pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 5.30pm on 7mate and 7plus
Armchair Experts – Grand Final Edition
Sydney 11.15pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 12.15am (Saturday) on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 12.25am (Saturday) on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide 11.45pm on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 11.15pm on 7mate and 7plus
Saturday 24 September
Weekend Sunrise – Grand Final Special
Sydney 7.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 7.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 7.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 6.30am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 5.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
2022 AFL Grand Final Brunch
Sydney 9.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 9.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 9.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 8.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 7.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
2022 AFL Grand Final Countdown
Sydney 10.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 10.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 10.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 10.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 8.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus
AFLW Round Five:
Richmond v Brisbane Lions (Punt Road Oval)
Sydney 11.00am live on 7mate and 7plus
Melbourne 11.00am live on 7mate and 7plus
Brisbane 11.00am live on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide 10.30am live on 7mate and 7plus
Perth 9.00am live on 7mate and 7plus
2022 AFL Grand Final Pre-Game
Sydney 12.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Melbourne 12.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Brisbane 12.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Adelaide 11.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Perth 10.00am live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
2022 AFL Grand Final: Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans
Sydney 2.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Melbourne 2.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Brisbane 2.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Adelaide 1.30am live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Perth 12.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
2022 AFL Grand Final: Post-Game
Sydney 5.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Melbourne 5.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Brisbane 5.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Adelaide 4.30pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Perth 3.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus*
Sunday 25 September
2021 AFL Grand Final: Encore Presentation
Sydney 12.00pm on 7mate
Melbourne 12.00pm on Channel 7
AFLW Round Five:
Adelaide Crows v GWS GIANTS (Norwood Oval)
Sydney: 3.00pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Melbourne: 3.00pm live on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane: 3.00pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide: 2.30pm live on 7mate and 7plus
Perth: 1.00pm live on 7plus
*Coverage of the AFL Grand Final will be made available on 7plus for select connected TV, set-top-box and gaming console devices, and in full 1080p HD. In addition to this, you can watch the AFL Grand Final live on Seven’s free-to-air broadcast on Channel 7 and 7HD. For more information regarding compatible devices, please visit 7plus.