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Melbourne Demons 2022 AFL TV schedule, squad and team guide

Can Melbourne remain the kings of the castle?

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In 2021, Melbourne Football Club wrote their own fairytale and broke a 57-year premiership drought. Australian rules football's oldest club climbed the mountain and sent their long-suffering supporters into total delirium.

With the defensive brilliance of Jake Lever, Steven May and Christian Salem, as well as an elite midfield led by Max Gawn, Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver, the Demons looked to be the best team in it all season. They won their 3 finals by more than 200 points combined in an emphatic display of total dominance.

How to watch Melbourne Demons AFL matches

Your viewing options for AFL games in 2022 are free-to-air on Channel 7, Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and the AFL Live Pass. We have put together a complete AFL viewing guide for you which breaks down all the details.

Channel 7 only shows between 3 and 5 matches per round depending on the region. So if you want to watch all the blockbusters, you'll need a subscription service.

Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have every game of the home and away season live and of those, Kayo is the most affordable. Subscriptions start at $25 a month, which allows viewing on only 1 screen at a time. For $27.50 a month that gives you access to 2 screens at once. There is also a Premium subscription for $35 a month and that permits viewing on 3 simultaneous streams.


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Watch Melbourne Demons matches overseas

If you are out of Australia during the season, you can still catch the AFL action. The Watch AFL app allows you to stream matches with an Internet connection. You can see a guide here on how to stream the 2022 AFL season from overseas.

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When do Melbourne Demons play next?

The Demons will unfurl their premiership flag in a triumphant return to their home ground when they host the Western Bulldogs on Wednesday 16 March at the MCG. The match begins at 7:10pm AEDT. The complete AFL draw is here.

Round Date Match Stadium Start time (AEDT) How to watch
Round 1 Wednesday, 16 March Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs MCG, VIC 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 2 Saturday, 26 March Gold Coast vs Melbourne Metricon Stadium, QLD 8:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 3 Friday, 1 April Melbourne vs Essendon MCG, VIC 7:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 4 Thursday, 7 April Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Adelaide Oval, SA 8:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 5 Saturday, 16 April Melbourne vs GWS Giants MCG, VIC 8:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 6 Sunday, 24 April Richmond vs Melbourne MCG, VIC 8:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 7 Saturday, 30 April Melbourne vs Hawthorn MCG, VIC 5:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 8 Sunday, 8 May Melbourne vs St Kilda MCG, VIC 2:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 9 Sunday, 15 May West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Optus Stadium, WA 5:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 10 Saturday, 21 May North Melbourne vs Melbourne Marvel Stadium, VIC 4:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 11 Saturday, 28 May Melbourne vs Fremantle MCG, VIC 4:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 12 Saturday, 04 June Melbourne vs Sydney Swans MCG, VIC 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 13 Monday, 13 June Collingwood vs Melbourne MCG, VIC 3:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 15 Thursday, 23 June Melbourne vs Brisbane Lions MCG, VIC 7:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 7Mate
Round 16 Saturday, 02 July Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Adelaide Oval, SA 4:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 17 Thursday, 07 July Geelong Cats vs Melbourne GMHBA Stadium, VIC 7:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 18 Sunday, 17 July Melbourne vs Port Adelaide TIO Traeger Park, NT 3:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 19 Saturday, 23 July Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Marvel Stadium, VIC 7:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 20 Friday, 29 July Fremantle vs Melbourne Optus Stadium, WA 8:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 21 Friday, 05 August Melbourne vs Collingwood MCG, VIC 7:50 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Round 22 Saturday, 13 August Melbourne vs Carlton MCG, VIC 7:25 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel

Melbourne Demons squad

Player Number Name Position
1 Steven May Defender
3 Christian Salem Defender
4 James Harmes Midfield
5 Christian Petracca Midfield
6 Luke Jackson Ruck
7 Jack Viney Midfield
8 Jake Lever Defender
9 Charlie Spargo Forward
10 Angus Brayshaw Midfield
11 Max Gawn Ruck
12 Toby Bedford Forward
13 Clayton Oliver Midfield
14 Michael Hibberd Defender
15 Ed Langdon Midfield
16 Bailey Laurie Midfield
17 Jake Bowey Defender
18 Jake Melksham Forward
19 Fraser Rosman Midfield
20 Adam Tomlinson Defender
21 Jacob van Rooyen Forward
22 Blake Howes Forward
23 James Jordon Midfield
24 Trent Rivers Defender
25 Tom McDonald Forward
26 Sam Weideman Forward
27 Luke Dunstan Midfield
28 Majak Daw Forward
29 Jayden Hunt Defender
30 Alex Neal-Bullen Forward
31 Bayley Fritsch Forward
32 Tom Sparrow Midfield
33 Oskar Baker Midfield
34 Deakyn Smith Defender
35 Harrison Petty Defender
36 Kysaiah Pickett Forward
37 Kade Chandler Forward
38 Mitchell Brown Forward
40 Taj Woewodin Midfield
41 Judd McVee Midfield
42 Daniel Turner Defender
44 Joel Smith Defender
45 Andy Moniz-Wakefield Midfield
50 Ben Brown Forward

Melbourne Demons history

Melbourne were the latest in a recent line of magical AFL fairytales when they charged to the 2021 premiership.

Names such as Ron Barassi, Robert Flower, Norm Smith and Jim Stynes once donned the Demons strip and are among the players on their team of the century. They are now joined in immortality by Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca.

Since losing the grand final to Essendon in 2000, Melbourne have reached the finals just 6 times in 21 seasons and had 7 different coaches. But all of that unrest is a thing of the past because the AFL's sleeping giant is now dominant again.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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