The AFL season for 2022 is kicking off soon, sports fans. So to help you prepare for the footy action coming your way, we thought we’d pull together a guide sharing all the details on important dates, and where you can watch all the action.
Here we go.
When does the AFL season kick-off for 2022?
Footy season is starting up with the first game of 2022 set for March 16 at 7:25 pm AEDT. The first match of the season is a re-match between last year’s champions, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.
This will be followed by a game on March 17 at the MCG where Carlton and Richmond will face off.
The season will have 22 matches run across 23 rounds. You can see the full fixture here.
How to watch the AFL 2022 season online
As per usual the easiest way to watch the AFL in 2022 is probably through sports streaming service Kayo.
You can sign up for a 14-day free trial and enjoy a range of sports ad-free for a fortnight, otherwise, memberships will set you back $25 a month for the basic package (two screen access) or $35 per month for the premium service (which you can use across three screens).
Alternatively, you can tune in with a Foxtel sports package with prices starting at $69 per month.
How to watch the AFL 2022 for free
As with years prior, the Seven Network will be airing selected matches for free.
It is assumed that like last year the Grand Final will also be broadcast on Seven, but we’ll keep you posted.
Can I buy tickets?
This article has been updated since its original publish date.