AFL Grand Final: guide

TEN ends its ten year broadcast of the AFL with that one day in October, a battle between Collingwood and Geelong.

Meatloaf is performing after 1:30pm and Vanessa Amorosi will sing the National Anthem at 2:27pm (and please, no complaints that it isn’t sing-along enough?).

Here is the running order for the day.

Network TEN will bring viewers the very best in AFL Grand Final day coverage from 10am – 6.30pm as, after ten years, we broadcast the AFL for the very last time.

Boasting more cameras than ever before and with over 180 crew working on the day, the coverage will be hosted by Stephen Quartermain and Anthony Hudson with expert commentary by Luke Darcy and Matthew Lloyd.

With all of our AFL commentators on ground for the day, we will look back at TEN’s greatest moments from the last 10 years.

Sprinkled throughout the coverage will be a variety of flashbacks to the last nine Grand Finals – the highs, the lows and those moments that are ensconced in AFL Grand Final history.

The coverage will also boast, for the first time, an outside studio. Hosted by Gorgi Coghlan and Charlie Pickering, a number of special guests will drop by to talk all things AFL.

Please note all times are AEST:

10.00am
Grand Final Day at the MCG

12pm
Gillette AFL Grand Final Sprint Heats

12.10 – 12.20pm
On-field presentation – AIS Academy Squad and photograph TAC Cup presentation

1.00pm
On-field pre-match set up

1.10pm – 1.25pm
Preliminary warm up opportunity

1.30pm – 2.00pm
Pre-match entertainment presentation. Retiring players / umpires presentation – Craig Bolton, Daniel Bradshaw, Mitch Hahn, Ryan Houlihan, Tadhg Kennelly, Steven King, Tarkyn Lockyer, Simon Prestigiacomo, Hayden Kennedy, Michael Vozzo

2.12pm
Set Cheer Squad banners

2.15pm
Umpires enter arena on cue

2.16pm
Geelong Cats enter arena on cue/team photo

2.19pm
Collingwod enters arena on cue/team photo

2.27pm
National Anthem

2.28pm
Two Sirens – Toss of Coin

2.30pm
2011 Toyota AFL Grand Final Commences

3.40pm (approx)
Half-time (22 minutes) – Gillette AFL Grand Final Sprint / NAB AFL Auskick

5.15pm (approx)
Post match presentation / team photo

6.10pm (approx)
Media Conference – Runners Up

TEN Broadcast ends.

Not telecast: [6.35pm (approx)
Media Conference – Premiers
7.30pm
Premiers to depart MCG for presentation at Federation Square]

The match will also be broadcast at 6pm on FOX Sports and on ONE at 9:30pm.

12 Comments:

  1. What happen to the Grand Final breakfast? That’s one of the main highlights for me. I don’t mean the thing 9 does, but the one with the Prime Minister and Opposition, etc and they walk into a song that pokes some fun at them and then later make a speech about the Grand Final.

    Was really disappointed to turn it on and find some childrens programming. I remember they’ve taken that off for all other times for the breakfast so not sure what went on this time.

  2. More cameras than ever…yet none are HD.

    And what a disgrace to turn their pre-game coverage into an advertorial for their upcoming shows. I’d expect that from 9 and 7 but not from 10.

  3. Watching tens preview of this years grand final is a joke so far. 50% of the first three hours are interviews about tens programs for the rest of 2011 and 2012. Tera nova, ytt, biggest looser, master chief. Let’s hope this does not continue for the rest of the day. Pity ten could not finish there ten years of afl with respect for the game

  4. How can Ten say in the press release that it is broadcasting the AFL “for the very last time”? The network should be proud that it has covered the competition for the past 10 years. It decided not to bid for the 2012-2016 rights because it considered it was too expensive. In 3-4 years’ time when the network’s financial situation improves, I think Ten will bid for part of the 2017-2021 broadcast rights. Ten is also keen to bid for the NRL rights, but that is another story.

  5. My favourite day of the year. And thanks so much for the detailed lineup David – I had read conflicting reports about the time of the bounce (particularly here in SA). And go the Pies!!! 🙂

  6. 10.00 am rain
    12.00 pm rain
    12.10 pm rain
    1.00 pm rain
    1.10 pm rain
    1.30 pm rain
    2.12 pm rain
    2.15 pm rain
    2.16 pm rain
    2.19 pm rain
    2.27 pm rain
    2.28 pm rain
    2.30 pm boofheads and boneheads go at it
    3.40 pm cold pies
    5.15 pm tired, soaked and miserable
    6.10 pm still waiting for train

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