From the best football news and analysis to the Brownlow Medal, the traditional Grand Final Eve marathon and the LIVE and EXCLUSIVE 2014 AFL Grand Final, Seven has all the action covered in the fevered build-up to that one day in September.
Seven’s AFL Grand Final match coverage will be led for the 14th time this year by iconic callers Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti, with expert commentary from AFL Legend Leigh Matthews and dual premiership captains Wayne Carey and Tom Harley.
Three-time premiership player Tim Watson and MCG leading goal scorer Matthew Richardson will keep viewers on top of all the action from the boundary, while premiership skipper Cameron Ling will provide the match analysis.
But long before the first bounce, Seven will launch into a week-long celebration of Australia’s favourite football code, starting with Game Day on Sunday morning after the two grand finalists have booked a berth in the AFL’s ultimate decider.
Sunday September 21
AFL GAME DAY – 10am on Channel 7
Hamish McLachlan hosts Game Day to preview and analyse the biggest week on the AFL calendar with Leigh Matthews, Daniel Giansiracusa, Luke Ball and all the latest news from Mark Stevens.
Monday September 22
AFL BROWNLOW MEDAL – 7.30pm AEST on Channel 7
On Monday night the Brownlow screens live on Seven, starting with an expanded, fashion-focused Brownlow Red Carpet Special at 7.30pm, co-hosted by Hamish McLachlan and Rebecca Maddern with Rachael Finch and Bulldogs star Daniel Giansiracusa. At 8.15pm
Bruce McAvaney takes over to host the prestigious count to find the winner of the AFL’s most coveted individual honour, the Charles Brownlow Medal.
TALKING FOOTY – 11pm AEST on Channel 7
After the Brownlow Luke Darcy hosts a special episode of Talking Footy alongside three-time Essendon premiership champion Tim Watson and dual premiership captain Wayne Carey, joined by the Brownlow winner – or winners – after the count concludes.
Friday September 26
SUNRISE – LIVE FROM FEDERATION SQUARE – 6am on Channel 7
On Friday morning the Sunrise team led by Sam Armytage and David Koch will be broadcasting live from Federation Square with and all-star line-up of AFL greats and appearances from Ed Sheeran, Chris Hemsworth, and of course Mike Brady.
TALKING FOOTY – GRAND FINAL EDITION – 8.30pm on Channel 7
On Grand Final eve Seven brings you the final instalment of Talking Footy in 2014 as Luke Darcy and Tim Watson dissect the biggest game of the year.
THE CHOSEN FEW – 9.30pm on Channel 7
For the first time we go behind the scenes in a special new AFL documentary, The Chosen Few, which takes us into the lives of the coaches to learn more about their struggles, triumphs and the private moments they share with their players. Only 18 Australians get the chance to coach an AFL club at any one time, and these are the chosen few.
GRAND FINAL FOOTY MARATHON – 11.30pm on Channel 7
Re-live some of the greatest Grand Finals ever played with host Tim Watson as we count down to this year’s AFL premiership decider. We look back at Grand Finals from 1970, 1977, 1984, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2010 and 2012.
Saturday September 27
WEEKEND SUNRISE – 7am LIVE on Channel 7
On Grand Final day, the football feast starts LIVE and FREE on Seven with Sunrise from Federation Square as Andrew O’Keefe and Monique Wright host a range of AFL guests and Olivia Newton-John will pop by.
AFL GAME DAY – 9am AEST LIVE on Channel 7
The Grand Final edition of AFL Game Day begins at 9am AEST, hosted by Hamish McLachlan and live from Federation Square. A stellar line-up including Jude Bolton, Jimmy Bartel, Jack Riewoldt, Tom Harley, Nick Maxwell, Nic Naitanui and Lenny Hayes look back on the season that was: the best marks and goals, the greatest controversies and the funniest moments. And Mark Stevens brings us all the latest news in the footy world.
AFL PRE-GAME SHOW – 11am AEST LIVE on Channel 7
The Saturday Night Footy team takes over at 11am from Federation Square to preview the big game. Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson and Cameron Ling have a jam-packed line-up including Ed Sheeran, Chris Hemsworth, Jonathan Brown, and Ben Roberts-Smith VC. Rebecca Maddern catches up with all the A-list celebrities in the September Club.
2014 TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL – 1pm AEST LIVE on Channel 7
The 2014 AFL Premiership season culminates at the MCG with the two best teams and 44 of its best players in front of 100,000 screaming fans and millions more watching on TV. Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti lead the call with expert commentary from Tim Watson, Leigh Matthews, Wayne Carey, Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling and Tom Harley.
AFL GRAND FINAL POST GAME SHOW – 6pm AEST LIVE on 7mate; Channel 7 in SA/WA
After the final siren, Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson and Cameron Ling return for the post-match analysis and coverage from inside the rooms.
Sunday September 28
AFL GAME DAY – 10am on Channel 7
Host Hamish McLachlan, Leigh Matthews, Tom Harley and Jude Bolton dissect all the action from the 2014 AFL Grand Final, along with all the latest news from Mark Stevens.