Joel Selwood, Erin Phillips, Trent Cotchin join Seven’s AFL team

Amongst Seven's AFL schedule is a season-long Talking Footy plus three new presenting recruits.

Seven has confirmed its AFL commentary team for 2024.

Two-time AFLW Best and Fairest winner, Erin Phillips, will join Seven’s AFL broadcast in a weekly expert field commentary role across the 2024 season.

Also joining Seven’s match day broadcast team as an expert commentator is Premiership captain and Finals Series player, Joel Selwood, who will also co-host a season-long broadcast of Talking Footy. It returns on Wednesday, 6 March, at 9.30pm after The Front Bar.

Talking Footy will be co-hosted by James Brayshaw, Tim Watson and recetly retired Trent Cotchin in a new-look, contemporary take on the program.

Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “As we look ahead to an incredible 2024, our team will bring Australians a fantastic AFL season, one that promises to be incredibly closely fought all the way until the last Saturday in September.

“Following one of the greatest Finals Series ever seen in modern day football, we cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store. From every nail-biting finish to the biggest day in September, Seven will be there to deliver every moment to all Australians, live and free.

“With the introduction of a group of the game’s modern-day giants in Erin Phillips, Joel Selwood and Trent Cotchin, Seven has once again assembled football’s best, most talented and most experienced commentary line-up, with fresh experience and insights, to give viewers the best possible analysis of our great game,” he said.

“With an exceptional broadcast line-up both on and off the camera – and a passion for and knowledge of the game greater than anyone – there is nobody who loves footy more than the team at Seven. Why go anywhere else?”

In addition to the team’s new recruits, Seven welcomes back football’s star-studded line-up in 2024, including the game’s best group of callers: Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw, Alister Nicholson, Jason Bennett and Luke Darcy.

Expert commentators Luke Hodge, Abbey Holmes, Matthew Richardson, Shaun Burgoyne, Jobe Watson, Dale Thomas, Tim Watson, Cameron Ling, Nathan Jones and Chris Johnson are also back, while Jude Bolton, Mark Soderstrom, Ryan Daniels, Nigel Carmody and Campbell Brown round out football’s best commentary team.

Current Geelong Cats captain Patrick Dangerfield will also continue his role with Seven, providing expert commentary throughout the 2024 season, while Seven’s own Hamish McLachlan will feature across the first two weeks of the season, before heading overseas with his family.

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  1. DK, I don’t get it why the AFL decided to start Round 0 outside of VIC. Clearly, this is showing signs of arrogance by the AFL to have the AFL season launch on 7 March. I have a feeling that the MCG may not be ready by the 7 March because they still need extra time to put the goal posts up and the electronic billboards. Marvel Stadium would have their grass laid following the Pink concert.

      1. In response to the NRL in Vegas, I noticed that the Accor stadium will be unavailable in most of March. Taylor Swift is currently playing Sydney & the grass may not be available then.
        Over in MCG, they are currently in the process of laying grass for the start of afl season. The set up was scheduled to be done by 2 March, but could be delayed by March 7 to allow for paint marks to dry. Meanwhile, the Matildas-Uzbekistan (Paris 2024 Olympics qualifiers) game was meant to play at mcg but was shunted to Marvel Stadium.

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