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Your guide to the 2022 AFL Grand Final between the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans at the MCG

It’s the day every footy fan looks forward to – the AFL Grand Finals. This year the MCG will feature a duel between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans. Here’s everything you need to know about the big day.

1:25pm – Welcome to the land of 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. At the ceremony, a representative from the local Aboriginal community usually speaks about their people’s history and culture and provides guests with a traditional welcome.

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 wonderful storyteller and his ceremonies always leave guests amazed and inspired.

1:26pm – Grand Final Motorcade in Toyota HiLux cars

Players retiring will be celebrated and for the first time hybrid-electric Toyota HiLux vehicles will be used in the motorcade.

1:33 p.m. – Mike Brady

Mike Brady will perform at the MCG for the grand final between Geelong and Sydney. Best known for his hit song “Up There Cazaly,” Brady is sure to get the crowd excited for the big game.

1:40 p.m. – Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment with Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem

Fans of live entertainment shouldn’t miss Telstra Pre-Match Entertainment at the MCG. This year, Robbie Williams and Delta Goodrem will take the stage to get fans ready for the big game. Williams is no stranger to the world of sport, having appeared at both the World Cup and Wimbledon in the past. He’s sure to get the crowd singing along with his greatest hits. Goodrem, on the other hand, is one of Australia’s most popular singers.

2:11pm – Referees enter and Toyota match point handed over

2:13pm – Teams enter

2:24pm – MC Hamish McLachlan, recognition of the country

2:25pm – Premiership Cup 2022 presentation by Bachar Houli, Premiership Cup Ambassador

Bachar Houli is a retired Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Tigers of the AFL. He is of Lebanese descent and was born in Melbourne, Australia. As a professional footballer, Houli has won many accolades including being named to the All-Australian team in 2017 and 2018.

In addition to his achievements on the field, Houli is also known for his work as an ambassador for the Premiership Cup, an annual event celebrating the contribution of Islamic communities to Australian Rules Football. As a Muslim, Houli is a role model for many young people who aspire to a career in sport.

2:26pm – National Anthem performed by Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan is a singer, songwriter and producer from Australia. She has been a member of various bands including George, Elixir and The Australian Voices. She has also released several solo albums and won multiple ARIA Awards.

2:28pm – Coin toss

2:30pm – The 2022 Toyota AFL grand finale begins

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