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2014 Grand Final Live on Fox Soccer Plus, TSN2, and WatchAFL in North America

(Update: 9/23/14: Success! Coverage now begins at 11:00 PM in the US and Canada!) Note: We have been advised by the AFL that due to music rights guarantees and payment requested by Seven Network many international broadcasters including Fox Soccer Plus and TSN2 will be unable to show anything except the Grand Final game itself. This will mean coverage will be limited to 12:30 AM to 4:00 AM EDT in the US and Canada. See the petition here.

(Updated 9/21/14 to add changed WatchAFL start time. Updated 9/23/14 to change FSP  and TSN2 start times.) Fox Soccer Plus (FSP) in the USA and TSN2 in Canada will carry the Grand Final between Sydney and Hawthorn LIVE on Friday night / Saturday morning, September 26th / 27th.  US coverage on FSP will begin at 11:00 PM EDT Friday. Coverage will continue until 4:00 AM EDT Saturday concluding after the awards ceremony. First bounce is about 12:31 AM EDT. Canadian coverage on TSN2 will also begin at 11:00 PM EDT Saturday and run to 4:00 AM. If you have no access to any of the preceding options, the game will be live via the internet on WatchAFL (payment required) and you can sign up at this link. WatchAFL coverage will begin at 11:00 PM. Fans should check our TV Schedule page for details on the coverage and our TV Info page for more information on FSP and TSN2. For those looking for parties, see our listings on our Grand Final Party page. We will have a timeline of Grand Final Day events posted here. (Note:  the only live coverage in North America is via these outlets and they are available nationally via cable and satellite services -- see our TV Info page. Update 9/30/14: a repeat on Fox Sports 2 has been added at 10/1/14 5 PM EDT.)

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Grand Final Day Events and Timeline 2014

The following is the time line for the the Grand Final day events including key times for match and TV related activities. All times are listed first in Australian AEST and then in US EDT. This is based on information from the AFL, AFANA, press reports and past history. This story will be periodically updated with late information. (Revised 9/25/14)

Start Time AEST Start Time US EDT End Time AEST End Time US EDT Event US / Can Network Coverage
7:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 AM 9:00 PM AFL Game Day from the MCG (Ch. Seven Australia) Not available in US or Canada. None
10:00 AM 8:00 PM 3AW radio pregame begins. NAB Academy All-Stars match (Australia Under 17s v Allies Under 18s) at the MCG (streamed online).
At half-time of curtain raiser, TAC Cup presentation.
None
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Hawks Reigning Champions

by Janet Linn reporting for AFANA from Australia

Grand Finals come but once a season and the week that precedes them is a bonanza for supporters and commentators alike all around Australia. With the Fremantle Dockers making their first Grand Final appearance in their 19 year history, Western Australia - and particularly the City of Fremantle - was in a state of magnificent anticipation. The streets of "Freo" were lined with purple and thousands of Dockers’ fans made the trek across the Nullabor Desert for the game. There were not enough seats on planes so coaches, buses and cars full of purple clad supporters headed east. It was reported that some supporters even took flights via Adelaide and then hired cars to drive to the Melbourne Cricket Ground while some stalwarts were said to have flown to Melbourne via Asia. Such was the euphoria on the Dockers’ side that many pundits were even tipping a Fremantle Premiership. The Hawthorn club went about its business somewhat quietly during the week, allowing the swirl of excitement and sea of purple surrounding the Dockers to dominate the media but not their team psyche, as they prepared to avenge the disappointment of their 2012 defeat.

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Hawthorn Hawks 2013 Premiers

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Hawks!

Winners of the 2013 AFL Grand Final


Hawthorn   2.3 5.5 8.8  11.11  77
Fremantle  0.3 1.6 6.10  8.14  62

Norm Smith Medallist: Brian Lake
Attendance: 100,007

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2013 Grand Final Live on Fox Soccer Plus and TSN2 in North America

URGENT UPDATE: (8/26/13) Fox has confirmed to us that coverage on FSP has been cut back to 12:30 AM to 3:30 AM EDT. Waiting word from TSN up north. (09/25/13) We have been advised by the AFL that due to ancillary media rights guarantees requested by Seven Network and its unwillingness to provide a "clean feed" (i.e. absent 7 specific logos etc,) international broadcasters including Fox Soccer Plus and probably TSN2 will be unable to show anything except the Grand Final game itself. This will most likely mean coverage may be limited to 12:30 AM to 3:30 AM EDT in the US and Canada. As of now, coverage won't start until 11:00 PM EDT. This is purely at the feet of Seven not the AFL, Fox, TSN, or AFANA. We will have a firm schedule along with any additional updates between now and first bounce so check this article or our TV schedule page.

Original text: Fox Soccer Plus (FSP) in the USA and TSN2 in Canada will carry the Grand Final between Hawthorn and Fremantle LIVE on Friday night / Saturday morning, September 27th / 28th.  US coverage on FSP will begin at 9:00 PM EDT Friday including most pre-match festivities; Coverage will continue until 4:00 AM EDT Saturday concluding after the awards ceremony and post match interviews. First bounce is about 12:30 AM EDT. Canadian coverage on TSN2 will begin at 11:00 PM EDT and run to 4:00 AM. If you have no access to any of the preceding options, the game will be live via the internet on AFL-TV and you can sign up at this link. Coverage on Fox Sports 2 will be on a delayed and edited basis. Fans should check our TV Schedule page for details on the coverage and our TV Info page for more information on FSP and TSN2   For those looking for parties, see our listings on our Grand Final Party page.  We have a timeline of Grand Final Day events posted here.   (Note:  the only live coverage in North America is via these outlets and they are available nationally via cable and satellite services -- see our TV Info page..)

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Grand Final Day Events and Timeline 2013

The following is the time line for the the Grand Final day events including key times for match and TV related activities. All times are listed first in Australian AEST and then in US EDT. This is based on information from the AFL, AFANA, press reports and past history. This story will be periodically updated with late information. (Revised 9/26/13 We have had major reductions in US coverage.Awaiting word on Canada. See our note here.)

Start Time AEST Start Time US EDT End Time AEST End Time US EDT Event US / Can Network Coverage
7:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 AM 9:00 PM AFL Game Day from the MCG (Ch. Seven Australia) Not available in US or Canada. None
10:00 AM 8:00 PM 3AW radio pregame begins. First radio coverage
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Underdog Swans Claim Premiership Cup

Janet Linn reporting for AFANA from Australia

It was a Grand Final for the ages. A crowd of 99,683 screaming fans was treated to an outstanding contest after a week of talk about the weather potentially spoiling the spectacle. Meteorologists were forecasting bitter cold, strong winds, heavy rain and hail so when the storm clouds held off to provide a windy but otherwise clear afternoon, there were sighs of relief around Australia. Rumors that swirled pre-game about Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford, all-Australian Ted Richards and Hawthorn skipper Luke Hodge under injury clouds also appeared groundless with both teams lining up as expected. In a notable first, goal umpire Chelsea Roffey became the first female and the first Queenslander to officiate at an AFL Grand Final.

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Sydney Swans - AFL Premiers 2012

Congratulations to the Sydney Swans!

Winners of the 2012 AFL Grand Final


Sydney   1.4 7.4 10.5 14.7  91
Hawthorn 4.5 4.6 9.10 11.15 81

Norm Smith Medallist: Ryan O'Keefe
Attendance: 99,683

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Grand Final Day Events and Timeline 2012

The following is the time line for the the Grand Final day events including key times for match and TV related activities.   All times are listed first in Australian AEST and then in US EDT.  This is based on information from the AFL, AFANA, press reports and past history. This story will be periodically updated with late information.  (Revised 9/28/12)

Start Time AEST Start Time US EDT End Time AEST End Time US EDT Event US / Can Network Coverage
7:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 AM 9:00 PM Season in Review / Grand Final Day from the MCG (Ch. Seven Australia) Not available in US or Canada. None
11:00 AM 9:00 PM Grand Final Preview (Relayed from Ch. Seven Australia). SEN radio pregame begins. Coverage on FSP begins. Fox Soccer Plus (FSP)
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Geelong Wins 2011 Grand Final

Congrats to the Geelong Cats! 

Collingwood  12 9 (81)
Geelong      18 11 (119)

Cats win 2011 Premiership, 3rd in 5 seasons. Magpies lose 3 games all year, all to Cats.

The Norm Smith medal went to Jimmy Bartel.  Attendance 99,537.  AFANA will have further match reports and photos in the coming days.  Thanks to all the fans for your support this past season.  Stay tuned for off season news, international rules reports, and more. 

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