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Everything you need to know about AFL Grand Final 2022 between Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans at the MCG: The complete look at what’s happening on footy’s biggest day
- The AFL returns to the MCG after a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
- The biggest game in footy was played in Brisbane and Perth in 2020 and 2021
- A sold-out hall welcomes Geelong and Sydney on the field today
- They will also enjoy a great day of entertainment including Robbie Williams
- Here’s your full guide to the biggest day on the AFL sports calendar
It’s the day every football fan looks forward to: the AFL Grand Final. This year it will be a battle between the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans in the MCG. Here’s everything you need to know about the big day.
13:25 – Welcome to the Country by Uncle Colin Hunter Jnr.
Welcome to Country is a ceremony often performed at the beginning of an event or gathering to recognize the traditional owners of the land. The ceremony usually involves a representative of the local Aboriginal community who speaks about the history and culture of their people and offers guests a traditional welcome.
Uncle Colin Hunter prepares to perform Welcome to Country for the VFL Grand Final game between the Casey Demons and the Southport Sharks
Welcome to Country ceremonies are an important way to show respect for Aboriginal culture and ensure that traditional knowledge is passed on to future generations. Uncle Colin Hunter Jr is a highly respected Aboriginal Elder who has performed Welcome to Country ceremonies for many years. He is a great storyteller and his ceremonies always leave guests amazed and inspired.
1:26 PM – Grand Final Motorcade in Toyota HiLux vehicles
Retiring players will be celebrated and for the first time hybrid electric Toyota HiLux vehicles will be used in the motorcade.
Fans flock to the MCG for the big day of football and entertainment during the 2022 AFL Grand Final
13:33 – Mike Brady
Mike Brady will perform in the MCG for the grand final between Geelong and Sydney. Brady, best known for his hit song “Up There Cazaly”, is sure to excite the crowd for the big game.
13:40 – Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment with Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem
For fans of live entertainment, the Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment at the MCG is not to be missed. This year Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem will take the stage to get fans excited for the big game. Williams is no stranger to the sporting world, having performed at both the World Cup and Wimbledon in the past. He is sure that the audience will sing along to his greatest hits. Goodrem is now one of Australia’s most popular singers.
Megastar Robbie Williams holds the AFL Premiership Cup for his performance
2:11 PM – Referee registration and Toyota match balls delivery
2.13 pm – Teams participate
2:24 pm – MC Hamish McLachlan, Recognition of the land
2:25 PM – Delivery of the 2022 Premiership Cup by Bachar Houli, Premiership Cup Ambassador
Bachar Houli is an Australian footballer who retires and plays for the Richmond Tigers in the AFL. He is of Lebanese descent and was born in Melbourne, Australia. As a professional footballer, Houli has won many accolades, including his name on the All-Australian team in 2017 and 2018.
In addition to his on-field achievements, Houli is also known for his work as an ambassador for the Premiership Cup, an annual event that celebrates the contribution of Muslim communities to Australian Rules Football. As a Muslim believer, Houli is a role model for many young people who want to pursue a career in sports.
Geelong Cats star Patrick Dangerfield and Sydney Swans legend Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin
2:26 p.m. – National Anthem performed by Katie Noonan
Katie Noonan is a singer, songwriter and producer from Australia. She was a member of several bands, including George, Elixir and The Australian Voices. She has also released several solo albums and won multiple ARIA Awards.
2:28 PM – Tossing Coins
14:30 – 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final begins