AFL 2017 on Seven

Seven’s 2017 coverage of AFL gets underway tomorrow with Carlton v Richmond at 7pm (check local guides).

Fans can look forward to AFL games, finals, Brownlow, AFL Grand Final, EJ Whitten Legends match, AFLW, a Geelong premiership star, a women’s superstar, plus local football.

In 2017, Seven welcomes the fans’ favourite callers back, with Brian Taylor joining Bruce McAvaney on Friday nights, Hamish McLachlan joining McAvaney on Thursday nights. And Basil Zempilas calling Saturday nights with Luke Darcy.

Tim Watson, Leigh Matthews, Cameron Ling, Wayne Carey, and Matthew Richardson all return to the expert comments chair, along with field commentators Nick Maxwell, Jude Bolton, Andrew Welsh, Peter Bell, Mark Soderstrom and Brad Sewell.

Three-time premiership player and Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel joins the team as a field commentator, along with Melbourne AFLW team captain Daisy Pearce.

All together the biggest names and best callers in the game bring with them over 3000 matches and 26 premierships.

Sam Lane and Mick Molloy also return in the Saturday night pre-game alongside Darce, Richo, Lingy and Sam McClure with The Kick, a light-hearted hour of fun and footy news from 6.30pm each week.

Seven News chief football reporter Mark Stevens will bring all the latest news to the AFL coverage throughout each weekend.

McClure joins the Seven coverage with Footy Central on Friday and Saturday nights. Sam again joins the panel as the resident news breaker on Talking Footy.

The Front Bar also returns with Andy Maher, Sam Pang and Mick Molloy sharing a laugh about the week in AFL and catching up with stars of yesteryear and today. The Front Bar kicks off with a special live show after the season opener Carlton v Richmond on Thursday night.

After a highly successful inaugural AFLW season, Seven will broadcast the AFLW Grand Final as the Lions take on the Crows live this Saturday afternoon.

Seven will again broadcast VFL, SANFL and WAFL matches live, free and exclusive. VFL will be broadcast live on Channel 7 in Melbourne, as well as the VFL finals and Grand Final. Channel 7 and 7mate will broadcast the SANFL and WAFL match of the round in SA and WA respectively, along with finals and the Grand Final.

Seven’s AFL coverage will again feature:
Thursday Night Football – back with at least seven games on Seven.
Talking Footy returns next Monday night with Luke Darcy, Tim Watson, Wayne
Carey and Sam McClure.
Game Day returns this Sunday 10am hosted by Hamish McLachlan with Jude Bolton and Nick Riewoldt. Bulldogs banner writer Danny McGinlay joins the show every week for his take on the footy world.
Live matches every Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday
2017 AFL Grand Final Live and Exclusive
Every AFL Final Live and the Brownlow


  1. Channel 7 you are an absolute joke!
    Why Perth, Sydney & Brisbane have games on 7mate in SD when this is meant to be in HD? Regional Viewers in NSW, QLD & WA have games in HD.

  2. so 7 will have to switch HD to mate cause the AFL contract stated it be shown in HD and 7 Sydney wont show it on the main ch , it also means any shows you enjoyed watching in HD on 7 will now be SD . way to lose viewers 7 seriously its a joke if this is allowed to keep happening

  3. David , when does 7 mateHD start again , so I can set up the recording , um , David is their any reason 7 , can just swap the content to 7HD , just for the foot ball , when it’s on, they switch the tennis back and forwards , why not the football ???

      • I’ve enjoyed watching the women and its been great seeing them improve week by week. I hope they get bigger and better next year and they actually implement a finals system.

        You can’t compare the inaugural year of AFLW to AFL that I’ve been watching for years and its ok for me to look forward to it and that doesn’t diminish anything about the women’s competition.

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