FOX Footy

Former Fremantle Docker captain and all-Australian representative, Matthew Pavlich, has joined the on-air team at FOX Footy.

“I felt a lot of fulfilment after 17 years of playing AFL and now I’m ready to pursue the next chapter of my career. I’m really excited to be part of FOX Footy and their coverage this season.”

“I’m ready to get stuck into my commentary role and work alongside some of the most experienced commentators and former players in the industry, whilst covering the game I love.”

General Manager FOX Footy, Michael Neill, said:

“Matthew Pavlich is one of our game’s greatest competitors, a loyal and stoic modern-day champion who AFL fans loved to watch. His passion and leadership shone through on the footy field and we know he’ll bring those same qualities to his commentary.

“Pav will bring our West Australian fans even greater insight and analysis into their clubs, whilst offering a wealth of wisdom and understanding of what the modern AFL player goes through.”

He commences with coverage of the JLT Community Series, beginning Thursday 16 February.

The inaugural AFL Women’s League will see a brand new female competition begin on 3 February, with all 28 matches LIVE on FOX FOOTY. The eight team competition will see sevenn Rounds played across February and March, with the Grand Final scheduled for Saturday 25 March.

Kelli Underwood and Neroli Meadows will headline the expert team, calling all the action for the highly anticipated AFLW season.

Fox Footy unveils new shows and fan-favourite stars in 2020





Fox Footy

Foxtel today unveiled FOX FOOTY ’s full expert team, show and game day coverage, including every game of every round, plus all finals games leading into the Grand Final, LIVE in HD and ad-break free during play. FOX FOOTY will deliver even more entertainment and footy analysis in 2020, announcing two new shows and all new technology, bringing fans closer to the game than ever before.

Foxtel’s dedicated 24/7 AFL channel FOX FOOTY will also prepare for even more access to past and present footy heroes, with new shows Premierships and Footy Trips and Narrow World of Sports joining the popular suite of entertainment shows.

Lounge room favourites Adam and Symon, formerly of Foxtel’s hit show Gogglebox, will host Premierships and Footy Trips – an engaging and fun talk show that reminisces on the glory years. Each week the boys will sit down with a legend of the game, sharing yarns fans have never heard before. North Melbourne legend Glenn Archer is first off the rank, with a plan to bring back memories of footy life in the ‘90s.

As diehard armchair fans of the game, we can’t wait to dig deep into the myths and rumours we’ve heard at the pub and club, but haven’t been able to confirm or deny. Until now… ”, Adam and Symon said.

Sporty comedians, James ‘The Professor’ Rochford and Andrew ‘Barney’ Barnett , will bring a hilarious view of today’s game, with the best access to current players including Dustin Martin , Jordan de Goey and Stephen Coniglio . Each Friday night after Friday Night Footy on FOX , the duo will be joined by a special guest player for a chat and a challenge that is sure to have viewers in stitches.

Led by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones , FOX FOOTY’S weekend of live action begins before the first siren sounds every round and continues until the locker rooms are empty on a Sunday.

FOX FOOTY will produce select games for Foxtel throughout the 2020 season in 4K Ultra HD, providing fans with a stadium like viewing experience. These matches will air exclusively LIVE and ad-break free during play on FOX SPORTS Ultra HD for eligible sports subscribers.

In 2020 and for the first time ever, every coach will join Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson and the AFL 360 team on Monday nights. Newly-appointed Melbourne captain Max Gawn , Carlton cult figure Eddie Betts , Richmond star Jack Riewoldt and Collingwood gun Adam Treloa r will feature on Players Night on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, the legends are back, with Shinboner David King and Big Blue Mark ‘Sellars’ Maclure prepare to debate and unpack the biggest stories of the round.

On The Couch on Mondays after AFL 360 returns with a new-look star-studded team lead by Gerard Healy . Healy, Garry Lyon and Jonathan Brown will be joined by former Saint, Nick Riewoldt to dissect the weekend gone and the week ahead.

Mike Sheahan returns for another season of Open Mike on Tuesday evenings. The doyen of footy media will chat to the game’s biggest names before handing over to Bob Murphy in July for his show, Bob . Murphy will join a famous sports fan in their own environment before passing back to Sheahan to close the season.

In 2020, Saturday Stretch after Saturday Footy on FOX will round out the night for footy fans. Hosted by Dermott Brereton , Brad Johnson and Sarah Olle the fun trio will provide the best wrap of the biggest day in footy.

Bounce host Jason Dunstall will aim to keep funsters Andrew Gaze , Cameron Mooney , Sharni Layton and Bernie Vince in check. It will be their return to television since the passing of their great friend Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley .

Televised podcast show, The First Crack , will beat everyone else to the finish line Sunday after Bounce . The revolving panel of three will offer fans their first fix on all games and stories played out in the round that just was.

FOX FOOTY is the home of AFL. Every game, every round live, ad-break free and in HD; the biggest and best team of commentators and coverage that takes fans closer to the action.

FOX FOOTY’s unrivalled commentary team includes the biggest names in the business: Adam Papalia, Alastair Lynch, Andrew Gaze, Anthony Hudson, Ben Dixon, Bernie Vince, Bob Murphy, Brad Johnson, Brenton Speed, Cameron Mooney, David King, Dermott Brereton, Dwayne Russell, Eddie McGuire, Garry Lyon, Gerard Healy, Gerard Whateley, Jason Dunstall, Jon Ralph, Jonathan Brown, Jordan Lewis, Katherine Loughnan, Kelli Underwood, Leigh Montagna, Mark Ricciuto, Mark Robinson, Matthew Pavlich, Mike Sheahan, Nick Dal Santo, Nick Riewoldt, Sarah Jones, Sarah Olle, Sharni Layton, Tom Morris




AFL Tonight 7pm

AFL 360 at 7.30pm

On The Couch at 8.30pm


AFL Tonight 7pm

AFL 360 7.30pm

Open Mike / Bob 8.30pm (middle of year) 8.30pm


AFL Tonight 7pm

AFL 360 7.30pm

Footy Trips and Premierships 8.30pm


Thursday Night Footy on FOX (game)


AFL Tonight 7pm

Friday Night Footy on FOX (game)

Narrow World of Sports (after the footy)


Super Saturday (games)

Saturday Stretch (after the footy)


Sunday Footy on FOX (games)

Bounce (after the footy)

The First Crack (after Bounce )