Essendon and Southern Saints are vying for premiership glory when they meet in the 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final at ETU Stadium from 12:15pm this Sunday July 3.
The 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final will be broadcast live on the Seven Network in Victoria, with a free stream also available at AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App. Entry to the ground is free.
Essendon went through the home-and-away season undefeated, finishing with 12 wins and two draws to claim the minor premiership.
The Bombers booked the first spot in the 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final by defeating Hawthorn in the qualifying final and Casey Demons in the second semi final.
Southern Saints finished the home-and-away season in fifth place and have produced a stunning run to advance to the Grand Final.
The Saints have produced three successive finals wins against Geelong, Hawthorn and Casey Demons to reach the premiership decider.
AFL Head of State League Competitions Jennie Loughnan said the 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final was the showcase women's football match in Victoria.
“As the state’s premier women’s football league, the rebel VFLW Competition has showcased the state’s best football talent throughout the season and this will be highlighted in the 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final on Sunday,” Loughnan said.
“The rebel VFLW competition is an integral part of the women’s football pathway for players, coaches, officials and umpires in Victoria.
“We have been delighted to be able to take the rebel VFLW Competition to more people this year by live streaming every game live and free and we are thrilled to have the 2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final broadcast on the Seven Network.
“We congratulate Essendon and Southern Saints on their successful campaigns and look forward to awarding the 2022 rebel VFLW Premiership.
“We thank rebel for their support of the season as the competition’s major partner and are extremely grateful of their contribution to football across the country.”
rebel has again been a proud supporter of the VFLW in 2022, bringing together an iconic Australian brand and leading sports retailer with the highest-ranked women’s community football league in Victoria.
rebel GM eCommerce & Marketing Rosemary Martin said: “rebel is truly the ‘Home of Football’ in Australia. With over 150 retail stores, rebel has a deep connection with communities all over Australia, which extends into every level of football, from professional competitions to grassroots and community clubs.
“rebel is proud to be a supporter of the VFLW competition and we wish both Essendon and Southern Saints the best of luck in their pursuit of the premiership.”
As an added bonus, the 2022 rebel VFLW premiers will be gifted with a $5,000 rebel store credit to help celebrate their win.
2022 rebel VFLW Grand Final
Sunday July 3, 2022
Essendon v Southern Saints
ETU Stadium, Port Melbourne
Broadcast on the Seven Network in Victoria from 12:00pm, with a free stream also available at AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App
Patrons are advised that dogs are not permitted into ETU Stadium.
Grand Final teams will be released on Friday July 1.
The Lisa Hardeman Medal will be awarded to the best player on the ground.
Click here to view the results of the matches played in the 2022 rebel VFLW Finals Series.