Epic showdown in upcoming AFL Grand Final

Two of the best teams over the regular season are set to face off in an epic 2014 AFL Grand Final.

The Sydney Swans will travel to Melbourne to take on defending champions Hawthorn, in a match that will decide which team can lay claim to greatness.

The Swans, minor Premiership winners in 2014, last won the AFL in 2012, and have strengthened their team since then with the addition of key player Lance Franklin.

However, Jarryd Roughead has been unstoppable for the Hawks this season, and has hit peak form at the right time, kicking six goals in Hawthorn’s preliminary final win over the Port Adelaide Power.

The two teams could not be better matched, and many are predicting this will be one of the most intense and exciting AFL Grand Finals in recent memory.

Around the world, AFL fans are preparing for the biggest day in their sporting calendar, and New Zealand AFL fans are no different.

Sommet Sports will be carrying live coverage of the buildup from 11.00am, with the match starting at 4.30pm. Sommet Sport broadcasts on the Freeview Network on Channel 14, and on Sky on Channel 69. Further options for watching AFL in New Zealand can be found here: 

Events to watch the match have also been confirmed in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

The Wellington AFL are hosting a Have a Go Day, followed by the match, at the Poneke Rugby Club in Kilbirnie. The Have a Go Day will begin at 1.00pm at Evans Bay Park, with people of all ages welcomed to play games of AFL KiwiKick or AFL 9s. For more information, email James Terry.

The Canterbury AFL are hosting an event at the University Rugby Club in Ilam. More information can be found here:

The Auckland AFL will be gathering at the Empire Tavern, in the Auckland CBD. The Empire has been showing all of the AFL Finals series, and is the place to be to watch AFL in Auckland.

More events will be announced through the AFL Grand Final Party Finder service, which allows AFL fans around the world to connect with each other to watch the big game. If you are hosting an event, make sure you upload the details to spread the word about the biggest AFL game of the year.