2021 AFL Grand Final: guide
Your full AFL guide for that one day in September.
Seven has now released details for the AFL Grand Final this Saturday.
Melbourne takes on the Western Bulldogs for the first-ever Grand Final in Perth.
Seven’s AFL coverage begins from 7am with more than 16 hours of coverage on Channel 7 and 7mate. Grand Final coverage begins at 6:15pm AEST.
Seven’s commentary team includes Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw, Hamish McLachlan, Daisy Pearce, Luke Hodge, Abbey Holmes, Basil Zempilas, Wayne Carey, Justin Leppitsch, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Jacqui Felgate and Amberley Lobo. 7NEWS reporters Tom Browne and Ryan Daniels will present all the breaking news throughout the day.
Nic Naitanui and dual Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe will also join Seven’s live coverage.
The Front Bar also presents a Grand Final Special tonight at 8.30pm with Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher and guests including Nathan Jones, Damien Hardwick, Nic Naitanui, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, Titus O’Reily and Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald.
Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “The stage is set for an epic contest on Saturday. We’ve got the best two teams in red-hot form, with the Demons chasing a fairy-tale flag and the Dogs again aiming to win from outside the top four – all before a packed stadium, in Perth, for the first time.
“Seven will have every angle of Grand Final Day covered from early morning until the final celebrations late at night. With an unrivalled 16 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 – from Perth and all around the nation.”
Viewers will enjoy more than 16 hours of coverage on Channel 7 and 7mate, 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 11.30pm.
Fans will also be able to live stream the Grand Final on 7plus 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.
Following Weekend Sunrise this Saturday, Seven’s Grand Final Day coverage will feature:
• Armchair Experts Grand Final Edition at 10.00am AEST with Adam Cooney,
Georgie Parker and Cam Luke
• Road to the Grand Final hosted by Jacqui Felgate at 12.00pm AEST, which looks back at the key moments during 2021 in the Demons’ and Bulldogs’ journeys to the Grand Final
• Seven’s pre-game coverage from 2.00pm AEST will take fans inside the Grand Final build-up in Perth and around the country, while footy’s leading experts and news- breakers will have all the pre-game analysis and breaking developments covered
• 2021 AFL Grand Final from 6.15pm AEST. Before the premiership decider, fans will enjoy pre-match entertainment from John Butler, Eskimo Joe, Abbe May, Stella Donnelly, duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, and The Waifs’ Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn, while the iconic Mike Brady will perform from Melbourne. At half-time, Birds of Tokyo will perform alongside the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
• Seven’s post-game coverage from 10.30pm AEST will take viewers on to the ground and into the rooms for must-see interviews with all the Grand Final’s central figures as the new Premier’s celebrations begin in earnest
On Sunday morning, premiership teammates and footy mavericks Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas will be live on @7AFL Twitter at 10.30am AEST to give fans an unfiltered view of all the Grand Final fallout on the Heater and Daisy Show, which will also be available on catch-up at 7plus.
Fans will then be able to watch an encore presentation of the Grand Final on Channel 7 at 1.00pm in Sydney and Brisbane, 2.00pm in Melbourne and Adelaide, and 11.00am in Perth.
AFL Grand Final Day: Melbourne v Western Bulldogs From 7.00am AEST on Channel 7 and 7mate
Thursday 23 September
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
Saturday 25 September
Weekend Sunrise – AFL Grand Final Day 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
Armchair Experts – Grand Final Edition
Sydney 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Melbourne 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Brisbane 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Adelaide 10.00am on Channel 7 and 7plus
Perth 8.00am on 7mate and 7plus
Road to the Grand Final
Sydney 12.00pm on Channel 7
Melbourne 12.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 12.00pm on Channel 7
Adelaide 11.30am on Channel 7
Perth 10.00am on Channel 7
2021 AFL Grand Final: Pre-Game
Sydney 2.00pm Live on Channel 7, 5.45pm Live on 7mate
Melbourne 2.00pm Live on Channel 7, 5.45pm Live on 7mate
Brisbane 2.00pm Live on Channel 7, 5.45pm Live on 7mate
Adelaide 1.30pm Live on Channel 7, 5.15pm Live on 7mate
Perth 12.00pm Live on Channel 7, 3.45pm Live on 7mate
2021 AFL Grand Final: Melbourne v Western Bulldogs (Perth)
Sydney 6.15pm Live on Channel 7
Melbourne 6.15pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 6.15pm Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 5.45pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 4.15pm Live on Channel 7
2021 AFL Grand Final: Post-Game
Sydney 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Melbourne 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Brisbane 10.30pm Live on Channel 7
Adelaide 10.00pm Live on Channel 7
Perth 8.30pm Live on Channel 7
Sunday 26 September
Sunday 26 September
Heater and Daisy Show
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth: 10.30am AEST LIVE on @7AFL Twitter, then on 7plus
2021 AFL Grand Final: Encore Presentation
Sydney 1.00pm on Channel 7
Melbourne 2.00pm on Channel 7
Brisbane 1.00pm on Channel 7
Adelaide 2.00pm on Channel 7
Perth 11.00am on Channel 7