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Australian football trailblazer Erin Phillips joins Seven’s AFL broadcast commentary team for 2024

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Football’s #1 commentary team is primed and ready to bring fans an epic 2024 AFL season in what is set to be an incredibly close race to September.

Some of the game’s modern-day giants are joining the 7AFL family to bring Australians all the action live and free.

Australian football trailblazer and 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.

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Also joining Seven’s match day broadcast team as an expert commentator is Premiership captain and the game’s most experienced Finals Series player, Joel Selwood, who will also co-host the season-long broadcast of Talking Footy.

Erin Phillips (image – Seven)

The weekly analysis show returns to the screens of Seven in 2024 on Wednesday, 6 March, at 9.30pm after The Front Bar.

Alongside Selwood, Talking Footy will be co-hosted by Seven’s own James Brayshaw, Tim Watson and three-time Premiership captain, Trent Cotchin, fresh off his retirement from the game in a new-look, contemporary take on the classic program.

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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Managing Director Seven Melbourne and 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.”

“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?”

Happy hour continues in 2024, when everyone’s favourite sports show, The Front Bar, turns its focus to footy from Wednesday, 6 March at 8.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus. Doing what they do best, Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher will share a laugh each week of the AFL season and catch up with stars of yesteryear and today.

Post-match on Friday nights, viewers can stick around for unique insights on the match of the round as Armchair Experts returns to Seven and 7plus, with Adam Cooney and Cam Luke joined weekly by co-hosts Kate McCarthy and Tommy Sheridan.

On Saturday nights, fans can tune into Seven’s AFL broadcast, where they will see the biggest breaking AFL news stories and opinions with the new “Saturday Scoop” with 7NEWS Melbourne’s Abbey Gelmi and Mitch Cleary.

Abbey Gelmi (image – Seven)

State-league footy is back on Seven, with games broadcast on Seven and 7plus throughout the 2024 season, kicking off with Round One of the VFL featuring Casey Demons versus Box Hill Hawks on Sunday, 24 March at midday AEDT led by an exceptional commentary team in Jason Bennett, Nigel Carmody and Campbell Brown.

The way Australians watch and engage with sport will change forever later this year, when the Seven Network brings Australia’s #1 winter and #1 summer sport – the AFL and cricket – to 7plus.

Seven’s full digital rights to the AFL kick in with the Brownlow Medal and the AFL Grand Final in 2024, followed by the AFLW (which is already running on 7plus), then the full 2025 season.

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Seven’s AFL coverage in 2024 will feature:

  • The 2024 AFLW Season, including the Finals Series live and free on Seven and 7plus
  • Live AFL matches Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday
  • 2024 AFL Grand Final live, free and exclusive, plus every AFL Final live and free
  • Blockbuster games live including Opening Night, Round One, Gather Round, Anzac Day, Dreamtime at the ’G, The Big Freeze and the Good Friday Superclash
  • The Brownlow Medal count, live, free and exclusive to Seven
  • Fans in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia can watch every game involving teams from their home states live and free
  • State league matches broadcast live and free in their home state on Channel 7, and nationally on 7plus.

7AFL Hub on 7plus

Throughout the 2024 AFL season, fans can tune into 7plus for live and on-demand footy content, including:

  • AFL Armchair Experts: On Friday nights, Adam Cooney and Cam Luke will be joined by Kate McCarthy or Tommy Sheridan when they settle in on the sofa once more, offering viewers their unique take on the match of the round.
  • Roaming Brian: Watch as Seven’s Brian Taylor hits the changerooms with the toughest questions after each side’s Friday Night Footy win. Viewers can also tune into old Roaming Brian segments on-demand on 7plus.
  • The Front Bar: Viewers can tune in live and on-demand on 7plus when Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher share a laugh each week of the 2024 season.
  • Talking Footy: Viewers can tune in live and on-demand on 7plus immediately after The Front Bar, when James Brayshaw, Tim Watson, Joel Selwood and Trent Cotchin dissect the biggest stories of the week, alongside 7NEWS Melbourne’s Mitch Cleary.
  • Saturday Scoop: Join 7NEWS Melbourne’s Abbey Gelmi and Mitch Cleary on a Saturday night with the biggest breaking AFL headlines, live and on-demand on 7plus
  • Add your club to a watch list: Add your club to your watchlist and follow for exclusive behind-the-scenes content and all the news and views from season 2024.
  • 7AFL Channel: The best content from our coverage each week is served in a 24/7 FAST Channel, so you can keep up to date with all the biggest moments, every day of the week.
  • State Leagues: The best matches from the VFL, SANFL and WAFL are available nationally every week on 7plus.

7NEWS.com.au AFL Match Centre

Ahead of the 2024 season, 7NEWS.com.au has created a central source of AFL news, the 7AFL match centre. With fixtures, live scores, player stats, breaking news and exclusive 7AFL stories, 7NEWS.com.au has all footy fans covered for the 2024 AFL Premiership Season.

2024 AFL Premiership Season Live and free on Seven from Thursday 7 March

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.



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