Round 13 kicks off Thursday night with Power v Cats
A phenomenal five-day festival of football kicks off on the Seven Network this week, when the live and free AFL action includes a rare Sunday night blockbuster between West Coast and Richmond, and the traditional Queen’s Birthday clash between Melbourne and Collingwood.
Round 13 also marks the return of Thursday Night Football and the game’s newest marquee timeslot looks set to deliver another thriller, with premiership contenders Port Adelaide and Geelong squaring off at Adelaide Oval. Seven’s coverage starts at 7.00pm AEST on Channel 7 and 7mate.
Over the next four days, things will only heat up as Seven hosts the following classic contests on Channel 7 and 7mate:
• Sydney Swans v Hawthorn, SCG – 7.00pm AEST Friday
• St Kilda v Adelaide Crows, Cazaly’s Stadium – 6.30pm AEST Saturday
• West Coast v Richmond, Optus Stadium – 7.00pm AEST Sunday
• Melbourne v Collingwood, SCG – 3.00pm AEST Monday
The AFL’s #1 commentary team will again lead Seven’s Round 13 coverage, this weekend featuring Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw, Hamish McLachlan, Daisy Pearce, Luke Hodge, Wayne Carey, Abbey Gelmi, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Jobe Watson, Jimmy Bartel, Chris Johnson, Jude Bolton, Jason Bennett, Mark Soderstrom and Xavier Ellis.
On Thursday night, Adelaide Crows AFLW superstar Erin Phillips will be at Adelaide Oval as part of Seven’s team for the Power-Cats clash.
Monday will also feature one of the biggest events of the AFL season, when the Big Freeze – the fundraiser founded by inspirational footy great Neale Daniher – returns to its traditional home at the MCG.
From 2.00pm AEST on Channel 7, fans across the nation can catch all the fun of Big Freeze 7 as 2021’s star-studded group of sliders braves the ice pool to raise money for the fight against MND, while alternative pop star G Flip will perform live from the MCG. Jeff Farmer, Billy Brownless, Shane Crawford, Daisy Pearce, Craig Bellamy, Abbey Holmes, Ray Chamberlain, Russel Howcroft, Sharni Norder and Sarah Jones are already confirmed sliders. One of football’s biggest names will be unveiled as 2021’s final slider on The Front Bar, which this week moves to Wednesday night.
There will plenty of laughs as usual when Melbourne games record-holder David Neitz joins Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher at The Front Bar tonight, on Channel 7and 7plus at 9.00pm in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, and 11.45pm in Sydney and Brisbane. Neale Daniher and Bec Daniher will also drop in ahead of Big Freeze 7, along with Aussie comedy icon and long-time Demons supporter Rob Sitch.
After Friday night’s Swans-Hawks clash, Adam Cooney and Cam Luke will settle in on the Armchair Experts sofa to give their unique take on all the fallout from the big match on Channel 7, 7mate and 7plus.
On Monday night, premiership teammates and footy mavericks Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas will give fans an unfiltered view of the game’s biggest stories on the Heater and Daisy Show on 7plus.