2022 AFL premiership season
Date16 March – 24 September 2022
Teams18
PremiersGeelong
(10th premiership)
Runners-upSydney
(13th runners-up)
Minor premiersGeelong
(15th minor premiership)
Matches played207
Attendance6,752,411 (32,620 per match)
Highest attendance100,024 (Grand Final, Geelong vs Sydney)
Coleman MedallistCharlie Curnow
Carlton (64 goals)
Brownlow MedallistPatrick Cripps
Carlton (29 votes)
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The 2022 AFL season was the 126th season of the Australian Football League (AFL), the highest level senior men's Australian rules football competition in Australia. The season featured eighteen clubs and ran from 16 March until 24 September, comprising a 22 game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top eight clubs.

The premiership was won by the Geelong Football Club for the tenth time, after defeating Sydney by 81 points in the 2022 AFL Grand Final.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

The 2022 season is being played during the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of the season, the roll-out of Australia's vaccination program was almost complete with 95% of adults vaccinated to a two-dose standard and about 50% having received a booster;[1] and across all states except for Western Australia, practically all social and interstate travel restrictions which had been in place through the latter half of 2021 had been lifted;[2] Western Australia maintained some restrictions into the start of the season.[3] Cases of the virus, particularly the omicron variant which became dominant in December 2021, were widespread in the community for the first time in the pandemic; and confirmed cases and their close contacts were still required to test and isolate, although for shorter periods than earlier in the pandemic.[4]

The main impacts of the pandemic to the AFL season were:

Pre-season

AFL Community Series

Main article: 2022 AAMI Community Series

The pre-season series of games returned as the 2022 AAMI Community Series, with teams playing one game each. The games were stand-alone, with no overall winner of the series. All games were televised live on Fox Footy.[11]

Home-and-away season

Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs opened the season in a rematch of the previous season's grand final.[12] Accor Stadium hosted its first premiership match since the 2016 Qualifying Final, with a Sydney Derby between Greater Western Sydney and Sydney fixtured for the ground in round one.[13]

The remainder of the fixture was released on 9 December, with only the first nine rounds released with dates and times for each match. The remainder of the fixture from round 10 was left as a floating fixture so as to prioritize the best matches for each round in prime-time slots, and dates were released progressively through the year.[14] For the first time since 2001, some Friday nights had two scheduled games, with each double-header to take games away from a less-favourable or an otherwise occupied timeslot later in the weekend; the broadcast times of the two matches overlapped partially.[15]

Round 1

Round 1
Wednesday, 16 March (7:10 pm) Melbourne 14.13 (97) def. Western Bulldogs 11.5 (71) MCG (crowd: 58,002) Report
Thursday, 17 March (7:25 pm) Carlton 14.17 (101) def. Richmond 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 72,179) Report
Friday, 18 March (7:50 pm) St Kilda 12.13 (85) def. by Collingwood 15.12 (102) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 40,129) Report
Saturday, 19 March (2:10 pm) Geelong 20.18 (138) def. Essendon 11.6 (72) MCG (crowd: 54,495) Report
Saturday, 19 March (5:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 13.14 (92) def. by Sydney 17.10 (112) Accor Stadium (crowd: 25,572) Report
Saturday, 19 March (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80) def. Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) The Gabba (crowd: 25,100) Report
Sunday, 20 March (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 11.12 (78) def. North Melbourne 8.10 (58) MCG (crowd: 38,279) Report
Sunday, 20 March (3:40 pm) Adelaide 12.10 (82) def. by Fremantle 11.17 (83) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 28,186) Report
Sunday, 20 March (4:40 pm) West Coast 12.8 (80) def. by Gold Coast 16.11 (107) Optus Stadium (crowd: 20,932) Report

Round 2

Round 2
Thursday, 24 March (7:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) def. by Carlton 16.6 (102) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 34,961) Report
Friday, 25 March (7:50 pm) Sydney 17.5 (107) def. Geelong 10.17 (77) SCG (crowd: 36,578) Report
Saturday, 26 March (1:45 pm) Collingwood 15.10 (100) def. Adelaide 8.10 (58) MCG (crowd: 36,843) Report
Saturday, 26 March (4:35 pm) Essendon 10.15 (75) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 30,631) Report
Saturday, 26 March (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.14 (56) def. by Hawthorn 19.6 (120) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 30,267) Report
Saturday, 26 March (7:00 pm) Gold Coast 10.9 (69) def. by Melbourne 12.10 (82) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 8,280) Report
Sunday, 27 March (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 10.14 (74) def. West Coast 8.11 (59) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 14,204) Report
Sunday, 27 March (3:20 pm) Richmond 16.13 (109) def. Greater Western Sydney 10.13 (73) MCG (crowd: 28,813) Report
Sunday, 27 March (5:20 pm) Fremantle 8.7 (55) def. by St Kilda 9.11 (65) Optus Stadium (crowd: 25,284) Report
  • Lance Franklin (Sydney) became the 6th player in VFL/AFL history to kick 1,000 career goals.[17]
  • West Coast made a VFL/AFL record 14 changes to its team between rounds 1 and 2, mostly from absences due to COVID-19 protocols, and fielded five players from its top-up list.[18]

Round 3

Round 3
Thursday, 31 March (7:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.17 (71) def. Sydney 9.6 (60) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 24,327) Report
Friday, 1 April (7:20 pm) Melbourne 14.15 (99) def. Essendon 10.10 (70) MCG (crowd: 44,503) Report
Friday, 1 April (7:50 pm) Adelaide 15.6 (96) def. Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 39,190) Report
Saturday, 2 April (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 12.11 (83) def. Gold Coast 8.9 (57) Giants Stadium (crowd: 4,014) Report
Saturday, 2 April (7:25 pm) Collingwood 13.13 (91) def. by Geelong 16.8 (104) MCG (crowd: 52,974) Report
Saturday, 2 April (7:00 pm) Brisbane Lions 23.18 (156) def. North Melbourne 7.6 (48) The Gabba (crowd: 19,817) Report
Sunday, 3 April (1:10 pm) Carlton 11.8 (74) def. Hawthorn 11.7 (73) MCG (crowd: 66,317) Report
Sunday, 3 April (3:20 pm) St Kilda 18.9 (117) def. Richmond 13.6 (84) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 31,933) Report
Sunday, 3 April (4:20 pm) West Coast 7.5 (47) def. by Fremantle 15.12 (102) Optus Stadium (crowd: 38,920) Report

Round 4

Round 4
Thursday, 7 April (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 4.12 (36) def. by Melbourne 10.8 (68) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 23,058) Report
Friday, 8 April (7:50 pm) Geelong 11.14 (80) def. Brisbane Lions 11.4 (70) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 20,505) Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:40 pm) Sydney 13.8 (86) def. North Melbourne 12.3 (75) SCG (crowd: 22,307) Report
Saturday, 9 April (4:35 pm) Collingwood 10.14 (74) def. by West Coast 14.3 (87) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 25,897) Report
Saturday, 9 April (7:25 pm) Richmond 15.9 (99) def. Western Bulldogs 7.19 (61) MCG (crowd: 43,645) Report
Saturday, 9 April (5:25 pm) Fremantle 13.10 (88) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.6 (54) Optus Stadium (crowd: 30,201) Report
Sunday, 10 April (1:10 pm) Essendon 15.13 (103) def. Adelaide 15.9 (99) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 24,906) Report
Sunday, 10 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 10.13 (73) def. by St Kilda 22.10 (142) MCG (crowd: 30,926) Report
Sunday, 10 April (4:10 pm) Gold Coast 13.14 (92) def. Carlton 8.14 (62) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 14,349) Report
  • Port Adelaide's score of 0.5 (5) in the first half against Melbourne was the first time the club's AFL team had been kept goalless in a half.[22]

Round 5

Round 5 (Easter Round)
Thursday, 14 April (7:35 pm) Brisbane Lions 15.8 (98) def. Collingwood 14.7 (91) The Gabba (crowd: 32,312) Report
Friday, 15 April (4:20 pm) North Melbourne 11.5 (71) def. by Western Bulldogs 21.13 (139) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,162) Report
Friday, 15 April (7:40 pm) West Coast 9.4 (58) def. by Sydney 18.13 (121) Optus Stadium (crowd: 42,888) Report
Saturday, 16 April (1:45 pm) St Kilda 13.9 (87) def. Gold Coast 9.7 (61) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 18,724) Report
Saturday, 16 April (4:35 pm) Adelaide 15.11 (101) def. Richmond 12.10 (82) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 33,031) Report
Saturday, 16 April (7:25 pm) Melbourne 19.6 (120) def. Greater Western Sydney 7.11 (53) MCG (crowd: 20,791) Report
Sunday, 17 April (1:40 pm) Carlton 14.10 (94) def. Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) MCG (crowd: 33,433) Report
Sunday, 17 April (4:40 pm) Essendon 8.11 (59) def. by Fremantle 16.11 (107) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,935) Report
Monday, 18 April (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 14.8 (92) def. Geelong 11.14 (80) MCG (crowd: 48,030) Report

Round 6

Round 6 (Anzac Day Weekend)
Friday, 22 April (7:50 pm) Greater Western Sydney 8.12 (60) def. by St Kilda 10.17 (77) Manuka Oval (crowd: 11,207) Report
Saturday, 23 April (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.8 (62) def. by Adelaide 8.15 (63) Mars Stadium (crowd: 10,412) Report
Saturday, 23 April (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide 18.9 (117) def. West Coast 4.9 (33) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 28,587) Report
Saturday, 23 April (5:40 pm) Fremantle 14.13 (97) def. Carlton 9.8 (62) Optus Stadium (crowd: 42,302) Report
Sunday, 24 April (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 9.7 (61) def. by Geelong 17.19 (121) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 8,663) Report
Sunday, 24 April (4:10 pm) Gold Coast 11.14 (80) def. by Brisbane Lions 21.6 (132) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 14,897) Report
Sunday, 24 April (7:25 pm) Richmond 8.6 (54) def. by Melbourne 9.22 (76) MCG (crowd: 70,334) Report
Monday, 25 April (12:30 pm) Hawthorn 10.8 (68) def. by Sydney 16.13 (109) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 14,107) Report
Monday, 25 April (3:20 pm) Essendon 12.10 (82) def. by Collingwood 15.3 (93) MCG (crowd: 84,205) Report

Round 7

Round 7
Friday, 29 April (6:10 pm) West Coast 8.8 (56) def. by Richmond 25.15 (165) Optus Stadium (crowd: 39,430) Report
Saturday, 30 April (1:45 pm) Geelong 10.6 (66) def. by Fremantle 10.9 (69) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 20,136) Report
Saturday, 30 April (1:40 pm) Adelaide 8.6 (54) def. by Greater Western Sydney 17.11 (113) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 31,811) Report
Saturday, 30 April (4:35 pm) Melbourne 13.13 (91) def. Hawthorn 11.15 (81) MCG (crowd: 39,425) Report
Saturday, 30 April (7:25 pm) St Kilda 4.18 (42) def. by Port Adelaide 5.13 (43) Cazalys Stadium (crowd: 6,645) Report
Saturday, 30 April (7:25 pm) Carlton 17.12 (114) def. North Melbourne 10.4 (64) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 40,129) Report
Sunday, 1 May (1:10 pm) Collingwood 17.13 (115) def. Gold Coast 14.6 (90) MCG (crowd: 28,916) Report
Sunday, 1 May (3:20 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.7 (103) def. Essendon 10.11 (71) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 33,677) Report
Sunday, 1 May (4:40 pm) Sydney 13.11 (89) def. by Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) SCG (crowd: 30,110) Report

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 6 May (7:00 pm) Port Adelaide 12.14 (86) def. Western Bulldogs 10.9 (69) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 29,290) Report
Friday, 6 May (6:40 pm) Fremantle 15.12 (102) def. North Melbourne 3.6 (24) Optus Stadium (crowd: 37,040) Report
Saturday, 7 May (1:45 pm) Richmond 17.11 (113) def. Collingwood 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 64,481) Report
Saturday, 7 May (1:45 pm) Sydney 8.13 (61) def. by Gold Coast 10.15 (75) SCG (crowd: 20,420) Report
Saturday, 7 May (4:35 pm) Greater Western Sydney 4.11 (35) def. by Geelong 12.16 (88) Manuka Oval (crowd: 11,661) Report
Saturday, 7 May (7:25 pm) Essendon 16.12 (108) def. Hawthorn 11.15 (81) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 33,042) Report
Saturday, 7 May (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.9 (105) def. West Coast 4.6 (30) The Gabba (crowd: 19,331) Report
Sunday, 8 May (1:10 pm) Melbourne 14.9 (93) def. St Kilda 8.7 (55) MCG (crowd: 35,767) Report
Sunday, 8 May (4:40 pm) Carlton 17.14 (116) def. Adelaide 10.8 (68) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 25,376) Report

Round 9

Round 9
Friday, 13 May (7:50 pm) Collingwood 7.9 (51) def. by Western Bulldogs 14.15 (99) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 44,029) Report
Saturday, 14 May (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 14.10 (94) def. by Richmond 17.15 (117) MCG (crowd: 40,663) Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 6.10 (46) def. by Port Adelaide 17.13 (115) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 5,114) Report
Saturday, 14 May (4:35 pm) St Kilda 13.12 (90) def. Geelong 11.14 (80) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,517) Report
Saturday, 14 May (7:25 pm) Sydney 14.21 (105) def. Essendon 6.11 (47) SCG (crowd: 27,464) Report
Saturday, 14 May (7:10 pm) Adelaide 9.12 (66) def. by Brisbane Lions 16.6 (102) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 36,579) Report
Sunday, 15 May (1:40 pm) Gold Coast 10.9 (69) def. Fremantle 4.9 (33) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 6,136) Report
Sunday, 15 May (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.9 (75) def. by Carlton 15.15 (105) Giants Stadium (crowd: 8,754) Report
Sunday, 15 May (3:20 pm) West Coast 5.8 (38) def. by Melbourne 16.16 (112) Optus Stadium (crowd: 27,488) Report

Round 10

Round 10 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round Week 1)
Friday, 20 May (7:50 pm) Carlton 15.12 (102) def. Sydney 13.9 (87) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 44,769) Report
Saturday, 21 May (1:45 pm) Geelong 11.16 (82) def. Port Adelaide 7.5 (47) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 18,721) Report
Saturday, 21 May (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 15.16 (106) def. Gold Coast 13.9 (87) Mars Stadium (crowd: 6,040) Report
Saturday, 21 May (4:35 pm) North Melbourne 8.5 (53) def. by Narrm 14.16 (100) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 13,422) Report
Saturday, 21 May (7:00 pm) Adelaide 9.15 (69) def. by St Kilda 14.6 (90) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 28,783) Report
Saturday, 21 May (7:30 pm) Richmond 11.14 (80) def. Essendon 7.6 (48) MCG (crowd: 70,226) Report
Sunday, 22 May (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 21.12 (138) def. West Coast 13.8 (86) Giants Stadium (crowd: 5,057) Report
Sunday, 22 May (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 18.9 (117) def. Brisbane Lions 17.10 (112) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 12,007) Report
Sunday, 22 May (3:20 pm) Fremantle 6.8 (44) def. by Collingwood 12.8 (80) Optus Stadium (crowd: 35,534) Report
  • Melbourne across the two rounds of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round rebranded themselves as Narrm, the traditional name for Melbourne in the Woi Wurrung language.[25]
  • The crowd of 44,769 between Carlton and Sydney is the highest ever Carlton crowd against a non-Victorian team.[26]

Round 11

Round 11 (Sir Doug Nicholls Round Week 2)
Friday, 27 May (7:50 pm) Sydney 16.10 (106) def. Richmond 15.10 (100) SCG (crowd: 31,387) Report
Saturday, 28 May (1:45 pm) Geelong 15.7 (97) def. Adelaide 7.13 (55) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 19,051) Report
Saturday, 28 May (1:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) def. Greater Western Sydney 15.6 (96) The Gabba (crowd: 22,068) Report
Saturday, 28 May (4:35 pm) Narrm 7.14 (56) def. by Fremantle 14.10 (94) MCG (crowd: 29,812) Report
Saturday, 28 May (5:30 pm) West Coast 9.6 (60) def. by Western Bulldogs 25.11 (161) Optus Stadium (crowd: 31,838) Report
Saturday, 28 May (7:10 pm) Gold Coast 18.13 (121) def. Hawthorn 7.12 (54) TIO Stadium (crowd: 7,516) Report
Sunday, 29 May (1:10 pm) St Kilda 15.13 (103) def. North Melbourne 7.8 (50) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,464) Report
Sunday, 29 May (3:20 pm) Collingwood 11.13 (79) def. Carlton 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 80,627) Report
Sunday, 29 May (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide 9.12 (66) def. Essendon 6.14 (50) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 25,877) Report
  • Melbourne across the two rounds of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round rebranded themselves as Narrm, the traditional name for Melbourne in the Woi Wurrung language.[27]

Round 12

Round 12
Friday, 3 June (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 10.10 (70) def. by Geelong 12.11 (83) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 34,370) Report
Saturday, 4 June (1:15 pm) Adelaide 13.10 (88) def. West Coast 8.9 (57) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 22,859) Report
Saturday, 4 June (4:05 pm) Gold Coast 15.19 (109) def. North Melbourne 7.5 (47) TIO Stadium (crowd: 5,523) Report
Saturday, 4 June (7:25 pm) Melbourne 9.7 (61) def. by Sydney 10.13 (73) MCG (crowd: 32,753) Report
Sunday, 5 June (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 10.8 (68) def. by Collingwood 10.12 (72) MCG (crowd: 43,939) Report
Sunday, 5 June (3:20 pm) Fremantle 15.9 (99) def. Brisbane Lions 13.7 (85) Optus Stadium (crowd: 47,214) Report
Bye: Carlton, Essendon, Greater Western Sydney, Port Adelaide, Richmond, St Kilda

Round 13

Round 13 (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
Thursday, 9 June (7:20 pm) Richmond 11.11 (77) def. Port Adelaide 10.5 (65) MCG (crowd: 21,757) Report
Friday, 10 June (7:50 pm) Essendon 7.12 (54) def. by Carlton 12.8 (80) MCG (crowd: 65,440) Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:10 pm) Fremantle 14.11 (95) def. Hawthorn 12.10 (82) Optus Stadium (crowd: 39,428) Report
Saturday, 11 June (7:25 pm) Brisbane Lions 10.18 (78) def. St Kilda 8.9 (57) The Gabba (crowd: 26,610) Report
Sunday, 12 June (3:20 pm) North Melbourne 7.11 (53) def. by Greater Western Sydney 15.12 (102) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 13,742) Report
Monday, 13 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 12.10 (82) def. Melbourne 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 76,059) Report
Bye: Adelaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, Sydney, West Coast, Western Bulldogs

Round 14

Round 14
Thursday, 16 June (7:20 pm) Richmond 11.15 (81) def. Carlton 9.12 (66) MCG (crowd: 50,741) Report
Friday, 17 June (7:50 pm) St Kilda 11.6 (72) def. by Essendon 15.17 (107) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 33,274) Report
Saturday, 18 Jun (1:15 pm) Port Adelaide 12.10 (82) def. Sydney 8.11 (59) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 30,445) Report
Saturday, 18 Jun (2:35 pm) West Coast 9.9 (63) def. by Geelong 12.9 (81) Optus Stadium (crowd: 32,526) Report
Saturday, 18 Jun (7:25 pm) Greater Western Sydney 16.9 (105) def. by Western Bulldogs 19.11 (125) Giants Stadium (crowd: 6,208) Report
Sunday, 19 June (3:20 pm) Gold Coast 18.8 (116) def. Adelaide 10.13 (73) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 10,507) Report
Bye: Brisbane Lions, Collingwood, Fremantle, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne

Round 15

Round 15
Thursday, 23 June (7:20 pm) Melbourne 16.21 (117) def. Brisbane Lions 7.11 (53) MCG (crowd: 37,728) Report
Friday, 24 June (7:00 pm) Western Bulldogs 19.11 (125) def. Hawthorn 12.11 (83) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 32,505) Report
Friday, 24 June (6:40 pm) West Coast 16.11 (107) def. Essendon 14.13 (97) Optus Stadium (crowd: 40,933) Report
Saturday, 25 June (1:45 pm) Carlton 12.9 (81) def. Fremantle 7.8 (50) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 35,441) Report
Saturday, 25 June (4:35 pm) Geelong 13.11 (89) def. Richmond 13.8 (86) MCG (crowd: 59,335) Report
Saturday, 25 June (7:25 pm) Sydney 12.11 (83) def. St Kilda 4.8 (32) SCG (crowd: 31,513) Report
Sunday, 26 June (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 8.10 (58) def. by Adelaide 17.13 (115) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 5,072) Report
Sunday, 26 June (3:20 pm) Collingwood 11.22 (88) def. Greater Western Sydney 12.5 (77) MCG (crowd: 30,804) Report
Sunday, 26 June (3:40 pm) Port Adelaide 13.15 (93) def. Gold Coast 13.13 (91) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 26,241) Report

Round 16

Round 16
Thursday, 30 June (7:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) def. Western Bulldogs 9.13 (67) The Gabba (crowd: 25,011) Report
Friday, 1 July (7:50 pm) Carlton 10.18 (78) def. by St Kilda 14.9 (93) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 43,194) Report
Saturday, 2 July (1:45 pm) Essendon 15.5 (95) def. Sydney 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 43,163) Report
Saturday, 2 July (4:05 pm) Adelaide 10.5 (65) def. by Melbourne 14.10 (94) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 30,702) Report
Saturday, 2 July (7:25 pm) Geelong 21.18 (144) def. North Melbourne 5.2 (32) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 18,091) Report
Saturday, 2 July (7:25 pm) Gold Coast 8.14 (62) def. by Collingwood 9.13 (67) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 16,027) Report
Sunday, 3 July (2:10 pm) Richmond 20.8 (128) def. West Coast 13.15 (93) MCG (crowd: 39,391) Report
Sunday, 3 July (3:20 pm) Greater Western Sydney 11.6 (72) def. Hawthorn 7.8 (50) Giants Stadium (crowd: 4,812) Report
Sunday, 3 July (3:20 pm) Fremantle 15.9 (99) def. Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) Optus Stadium (crowd: 41,326) Report

Round 17

Round 17
Thursday, 7 July (7:20 pm) Geelong 12.19 (91) def. Melbourne 9.9 (63) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 21,501) Report
Friday, 8 July (7:50 pm) Sydney 17.18 (120) def. Western Bulldogs 9.13 (67) SCG (crowd: 26,226) Report
Saturday, 9 July (1:45 pm) Collingwood 13.10 (88) def. North Melbourne 12.9 (81) MCG (crowd: 45,039) Report
Saturday, 9 July (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 14.10 (94) def. Richmond 13.14 (92) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 18,031) Report
Saturday, 9 July (7:25 pm) St Kilda 10.10 (70) def. by Fremantle 17.9 (111) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 21,652) Report
Saturday, 9 July (7:00 pm) Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) def. Greater Western Sydney 3.11 (29) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 24,744) Report
Sunday, 10 July (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 13.12 (90) def. by Essendon 15.10 (100) The Gabba (crowd: 29,101) Report
Sunday, 10 July (3:20 pm) Hawthorn 13.8 (86) def. Adelaide 8.6 (54) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 18,833) Report
Sunday, 10 July (2:40 pm) West Coast 8.5 (53) def. by Carlton 17.14 (116) Optus Stadium (crowd: 43,359) Report

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 15 July (7:50 pm) Western Bulldogs 13.6 (84) def. St Kilda 7.14 (56) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 25,981) Report
Saturday, 16 July (1:15 pm) Adelaide 13.8 (86) def. by Collingwood 14.7 (91) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 30,110) Report
Saturday, 16 July (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 9.5 (59) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.9 (99) Manuka Oval (crowd: 9,010) Report
Saturday, 16 July (4:35 pm) North Melbourne 14.8 (92) def. Richmond 11.22 (88) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 22,666) Report
Saturday, 16 July (7:25 pm) Carlton 8.7 (55) def. by Geelong 12.13 (85) MCG (crowd: 68,208) Report
Saturday, 16 July (5:30 pm) Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. by Sydney 11.16 (82) Optus Stadium (crowd: 46,596) Report
Sunday, 17 July (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 15.12 (102) def. West Coast 12.5 (77) MCG (crowd: 22,598) Report
Sunday, 17 July (2:50 pm) Melbourne 12.11 (83) def. Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) TIO Traeger Park (crowd: 6,312) Report
Sunday, 17 July (4:40 pm) Essendon 14.19 (103) def. Gold Coast 8.7 (55) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,484) Report

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 22 July (7:50 pm) Richmond 7.10 (52) drew with Fremantle 7.10 (52) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,549) Report
Saturday, 23 July (1:45 pm) North Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Hawthorn 19.7 (121) Blundstone Arena (crowd: 9,713) Report
Saturday, 23 July (1:45 pm) Sydney 17.16 (118) def. Adelaide 12.13 (85) SCG (crowd: 25,084) Report
Saturday, 23 July (4:05 pm) Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) def. by Geelong 16.10 (106) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 30,937) Report
Saturday, 23 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) def. Gold Coast 14.9 (93) The Gabba (crowd: 21,467) Report
Saturday, 23 July (7:25 pm) Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) def. Melbourne 15.10 (100) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 26,501) Report
Sunday, 24 July (1:10 pm) Carlton 13.12 (90) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.6 (54) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 30,295) Report
Sunday, 24 July (3:20 pm) Collingwood 12.8 (80) def. Essendon 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 72,402) Report
Sunday, 24 July (2:40 pm) West Coast 10.2 (62) def. by St Kilda 14.6 (90) Optus Stadium (crowd: 35,665) Report

Round 20

Round 20
Friday, 29 July (6:10 pm) Fremantle 5.9 (39) def. by Melbourne 12.13 (85) Optus Stadium (crowd: 46,313) Report
Saturday, 30 July (1:45 pm) Collingwood 13.10 (88) def. Port Adelaide 12.10 (82) MCG (crowd: 40,716) Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Sydney 17.10 (112) def. Greater Western Sydney 5.9 (39) SCG (crowd: 31,916) Report
Saturday, 30 July (4:35 pm) St Kilda 10.15 (75) def. Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 25,348) Report
Saturday, 30 July (7:25 pm) Geelong 14.10 (94) def. Western Bulldogs 9.12 (66) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 22,106) Report
Saturday, 30 July (7:00 pm) Adelaide 12.12 (84) def. Carlton 8.7 (55) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 35,666) Report
Sunday, 31 July (1:10 pm) Gold Coast 16.11 (107) def. West Coast 16.8 (104) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 8,282) Report
Sunday, 31 July (3:20 pm) Richmond 15.14 (104) def. Brisbane Lions 14.13 (97) MCG (crowd: 39,056) Report
Sunday, 31 July (4:40 pm) Essendon 17.12 (114) def. North Melbourne 9.12 (66) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 29,549) Report

Round 21

Round 21
Friday, 5 August (7:50 pm) Melbourne 13.11 (89) def. by Collingwood 15.6 (96) MCG (crowd: 70,956) Report
Saturday, 6 August (1:45 pm) Hawthorn 10.10 (70) def. Gold Coast 8.15 (63) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 9,022) Report
Saturday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Greater Western Sydney 14.12 (96) def. Essendon 10.9 (69) Giants Stadium (crowd: 7,772) Report
Saturday, 6 August (4:35 pm) Western Bulldogs 11.12 (78) def. by Fremantle 14.11 (95) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 24,130) Report
Saturday, 6 August (7:25 pm) Geelong 17.8 (110) def. St Kilda 10.5 (65) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 20,583) Report
Saturday, 6 August (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 10.11 (71) def. by Richmond 16.13 (109) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 27,091) Report
Sunday, 7 August (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 13.10 (88) def. by Sydney 18.18 (126) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 19,091) Report
Sunday, 7 August (3:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.12 (114) def. Carlton 12.9 (81) The Gabba (crowd: 31,011) Report
Sunday, 7 August (2:10 pm) West Coast 13.8 (86) def. by Adelaide 16.6 (102) Optus Stadium (crowd: 50,117) Report

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 12 August (7:50 pm) St Kilda 9.12 (66) def. by Brisbane Lions 12.9 (81) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 22,211) Report
Saturday, 13 August (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.8 (62) def. Greater Western Sydney 8.9 (57) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 18,301) Report
Saturday, 13 August (1:40 pm) Adelaide 15.13 (103) def. North Melbourne 10.14 (74) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 28,802) Report
Saturday, 13 August (4:35 pm) Gold Coast 9.5 (59) def. by Geelong 18.11 (119) Metricon Stadium (crowd: 14,728) Report
Saturday, 13 August (7:25 pm) Melbourne 11.13 (79) def. Carlton 10.14 (74) MCG (crowd: 55,705) Report
Saturday, 13 August (5:40 pm) Fremantle 9.17 (71) def. West Coast 7.5 (47) Optus Stadium (crowd: 53,816) Report
Sunday, 14 August (1:10 pm) Richmond 20.8 (128) def. Hawthorn 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 59,338) Report
Sunday, 14 August (3:20 pm) Sydney 11.11 (77) def. Collingwood 7.8 (50) SCG (crowd: 44,659) Report
Sunday, 14 August (4:40 pm) Essendon 9.8 (62) def. by Port Adelaide 23.8 (146) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 20,568) Report

Round 23

Round 23
Friday, 19 August (7:50 pm) Brisbane Lions 8.9 (57) def. by Melbourne 18.7 (115) The Gabba (crowd: 32,172) Report
Saturday, 20 August (1:45 pm) Greater Western Sydney 10.9 (69) def. by Fremantle 13.11 (89) Manuka Oval (crowd: 7,338) Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 6.11 (47) def. by Gold Coast 16.18 (114) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 14,196) Report
Saturday, 20 August (4:35 pm) Geelong 19.17 (131) def. West Coast 7.4 (46) GMHBA Stadium (crowd: 21,098) Report
Saturday, 20 August (7:25 pm) Essendon 11.9 (75) def. by Richmond 21.15 (141) MCG (crowd: 58,366) Report
Saturday, 20 August (7:00 pm) Port Adelaide 16.15 (111) def. Adelaide 7.13 (55) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 50,090) Report
Sunday, 21 August (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 10.4 (64) def. by Western Bulldogs 12.15 (87) University of Tasmania Stadium (crowd: 13,105) Report
Sunday, 21 August (3:20 pm) Carlton 10.14 (74) def. by Collingwood 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 88,287) Report
Sunday, 21 August (4:40 pm) St Kilda 11.8 (74) def. by Sydney 13.10 (88) Marvel Stadium (crowd: 23,344) Report

Season notes

Win/loss table

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Frem
-1
Coll
-42
PA
+4
Ess
-4
Rich
+19
WB
+1
GWS
-59
Carl
-48
BL
-36
StK
-21
Geel
-42
WCE
+31
X GCS
-43
NM
+57
Melb
-29
Haw
-32
Coll
-5
Syd
-33
Carl
+29
WCE
+16
NM
+29
PA
-56
X X X X 14
Brisbane Lions PA
+11
Ess
+22
NM
+108
Geel
-10
Coll
+7
GCS
+52
Syd
+24
WCE
+75
Adel
+36
Haw
-5
GWS
+14
Frem
-14
StK
+21
X Melb
-64
WB
+41
Ess
-10
GWS
+40
GCS
+17
Rich
-7
Carl
+33
StK
+15
Melb
-58
Rich
+2
Melb
+13
Geel
-71
X 6 (4)
Carlton Rich
+25
WB
+12
Haw
+1
GCS
-30
PA
+3
Frem
-35
NM
+50
Adel
+48
GWS
+30
Syd
+15
Coll
-4
X Ess
+26
Rich
-15
Frem
+31
StK
-15
WCE
+63
Geel
-30
GWS
+36
Adel
-29
BL
-33
Melb
-5
Coll
-1
X X X X 9
Collingwood StK
+17
Adel
+42
Geel
-13
WCE
-13
BL
-7
Ess
+11
GCS
+25
Rich
-27
WB
-48
Frem
+36
Carl
+4
Haw
+4
Melb
+26
X GWS
+11
GCS
+5
NM
+7
Adel
+5
Ess
+4
PA
+6
Melb
+7
Syd
-27
Carl
+1
Geel
-6
Frem
+20
Syd
-1
X 4 (3)
Essendon Geel
-66
BL
-22
Melb
-29
Adel
+4
Frem
-48
Coll
-11
WB
-32
Haw
+27
Syd
-58
Rich
-32
PA
-16
X Carl
-26
StK
+35
WCE
-10
Syd
+9
BL
+10
GCS
+48
Coll
-4
NM
+48
GWS
-27
PA
-84
Rich
-66
X X X X 15
Fremantle Adel
+1
StK
-10
WCE
+55
GWS
+34
Ess
+48
Carl
+35
Geel
+3
NM
+78
GCS
-36
Coll
-36
Melb
+38
BL
+14
Haw
+13
X Carl
-31
PA
+8
StK
+41
Syd
-17
Rich
0
Melb
-46
WB
+17
WCE
+24
GWS
+20
WB
+13
Coll
-20
X X 5 (6)
Geelong Ess
+66
Syd
-30
Coll
+13
BL
+10
Haw
-12
NM
+60
Frem
-3
GWS
+53
StK
-10
PA
+35
Adel
+42
WB
+13
X WCE
+18
Rich
+3
NM
+112
Melb
+28
Carl
+30
PA
+12
WB
+28
StK
+45
GCS
+60
WCE
+85
Coll
+6
X BL
+71
Syd
+81
1 (1)
Gold Coast WCE
+27
Melb
-13
GWS
-26
Carl
+30
StK
-26
BL
-52
Coll
-25
Syd
+14
Frem
+36
WB
-19
Haw
+67
NM
+62
X Adel
+43
PA
-2
Coll
-5
Rich
+2
Ess
-48
BL
-17
WCE
+3
Haw
-7
Geel
-60
NM
+67
X X X X 12
Greater Western Sydney Syd
-20
Rich
-36
GCS
+26
Frem
-34
Melb
-67
StK
-17
Adel
+59
Geel
-53
Carl
-30
WCE
+52
BL
-14
X NM
+49
WB
-20
Coll
-11
Haw
+22
PA
-55
BL
-40
Carl
-36
Syd
-73
Ess
+27
WB
-5
Frem
-20
X X X X 16
Hawthorn NM
+20
PA
+64
Carl
-1
StK
-69
Geel
+12
Syd
-41
Melb
-10
Ess
-27
Rich
-23
BL
+5
GCS
-67
Coll
-4
Frem
-13
X WB
-42
GWS
-22
Adel
+32
WCE
+25
NM
+46
StK
-12
GCS
+7
Rich
-61
WB
-23
X X X X 13
Melbourne WB
+26
GCS
+13
Ess
+29
PA
+32
GWS
+67
Rich
+22
Haw
+10
StK
+38
WCE
+74
NM
+47
Frem
-38
Syd
-12
Coll
-26
X BL
+64
Adel
+29
Geel
-28
PA
+14
WB
-10
Frem
+46
Coll
-7
Carl
+5
BL
+58
Syd
-22
BL
-13
X X 2 (5)
North Melbourne Haw
-20
WCE
+15
BL
-108
Syd
-11
WB
-68
Geel
-60
Carl
-50
Frem
-78
PA
-69
Melb
-47
StK
-53
GCS
-62
GWS
-49
X Adel
-57
Geel
-112
Coll
-7
Rich
+4
Haw
-46
Ess
+48
Syd
-38
Adel
-29
GCS
-67
X X X X 18
Port Adelaide BL
-11
Haw
-64
Adel
-4
Melb
-32
Carl
-3
WCE
+84
StK
+1
WB
+17
NM
+69
Geel
-35
Ess
+16
X Rich
-12
Syd
+23
GCS
+2
Frem
-8
GWS
+55
Melb
-14
Geel
-12
Coll
-6
Rich
-38
Ess
+84
Adel
+56
X X X X 11
Richmond Carl
-25
GWS
+36
StK
-33
WB
+38
Adel
-19
Melb
-22
WCE
+109
Coll
+27
Haw
+23
Ess
+32
Syd
-6
X PA
+12
Carl
+15
Geel
-3
WCE
+35
GCS
-2
NM
-4
Frem
0
BL
+7
PA
+38
Haw
+61
Ess
+66
BL
-2
X X X 7 (7)
St Kilda Coll
-17
Frem
+10
Rich
+33
Haw
+69
GCS
+26
GWS
+17
PA
-1
Melb
-38
Geel
+10
Adel
+21
NM
+53
X BL
-21
Ess
-35
Syd
-51
Carl
+15
Frem
-41
WB
-28
WCE
+28
Haw
+12
Geel
-45
BL
-15
Syd
-14
X X X X 10
Sydney GWS
+20
Geel
+30
WB
-11
NM
+11
WCE
+63
Haw
+41
BL
-24
GCS
-14
Ess
+58
Carl
-15
Rich
+6
Melb
+12
X PA
-23
StK
+51
Ess
-9
WB
+53
Frem
+17
Adel
+33
GWS
+73
NM
+38
Coll
+27
StK
+14
Melb
+22
X Coll
+1
Geel
-81
3 (2)
West Coast GCS
-27
NM
-15
Frem
-55
Coll
+13
Syd
-63
PA
-84
Rich
-109
BL
-75
Melb
-74
GWS
-52
WB
-101
Adel
-31
X Geel
-18
Ess
+10
Rich
-35
Carl
-63
Haw
-25
StK
-28
GCS
-3
Adel
-16
Frem
-24
Geel
-85
X X X X 17
Western Bulldogs Melb
-26
Carl
-12
Syd
+11
Rich
-38
NM
+68
Adel
-1
Ess
+32
PA
-17
Coll
+48
GCS
+19
WCE
+101
Geel
-13
X GWS
+20
Haw
+42
BL
-41
Syd
-53
StK
+28
Melb
+10
Geel
-28
Frem
-17
GWS
+5
Haw
+23
Frem
-13
X X X 8 (8)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Colour Symbol Result
Green + Win
Red - Loss
Blue N/A Draw

Bold – Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts Qualification
1 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2146 1488 144.2 72 Finals series
2 Melbourne 22 16 6 0 1936 1483 130.5 64
3 Sydney 22 16 6 0 2067 1616 127.9 64
4 Collingwood 22 16 6 0 1839 1763 104.3 64
5 Fremantle 22 15 6 1 1739 1486 117.0 62
6 Brisbane Lions 22 15 7 0 2147 1799 119.3 60
7 Richmond 22 13 8 1 2165 1780 121.6 54
8 Western Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 1973 1812 108.9 48
9 Carlton 22 12 10 0 1857 1714 108.3 48
10 St Kilda 22 11 11 0 1703 1715 99.3 44
11 Port Adelaide 22 10 12 0 1806 1638 110.3 40
12 Gold Coast 22 10 12 0 1871 1820 102.8 40
13 Hawthorn 22 8 14 0 1787 1991 89.8 32
14 Adelaide 22 8 14 0 1721 1986 86.7 32
15 Essendon 22 7 15 0 1737 2087 83.2 28
16 Greater Western Sydney 22 6 16 0 1631 1927 84.6 24
17 West Coast 22 2 20 0 1429 2389 59.8 8
18 North Melbourne 22 2 20 0 1337 2397 55.8 8
Source: AFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Ladder progression

Points by round
Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223
Geelong414787125127166167205207246286324325364402442481521561601641681721
Melbourne4284122161201241281321361401401401402402441481482522522562563603642
Sydney468388126167204205206245247287326327327366368407446486524564602643
Collingwood4782868889128168169161120102410288328329367406446485524563602605644
Fremantle4941285123162202243282283284323363403403404444483484505506546586625
Brisbane Lions4885121122163203242283322322362362401401403443444483523525565604606
Richmond0144941181081181212916820824824924102893263293673683683810429468507547
Western Bulldogs01701341241481081112101210169209248249241028103283210321036940840104010449488
Carlton4586123127166167206244284323325327364365405405445447487487487488489
St Kilda012411891241642052042072462853243253263283210369369361040944844944104410
Port Adelaide0110180160180184148131211161016112011201220122412281228123212321132113212321236114011
Gold Coast4448410898128138141213161216122012241124112811281128113211321232123611361136124012
Hawthorn43818481112812912111212121316131613161316141615161516152014241328132813321332133213
Adelaide010015414412813121012121214121412151215161416151614201320142015201620162415281532143214
Essendon0180170184164154164168168168168168168161216121616162016241424142814281428152815
Greater Western Sydney01301641341341441581581581512141214121516131613161420132013201520152016241624162416
West Coast015014017415416417418418418418418418418418817817817817817817817817817
North Melbourne016410415417417418417417417417417417417417418418418818818818818818818
Source: AFL Tables[45]

Positions of teams round by round

Finals series

Main article: 2022 AFL finals series


Qualifying and elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand final
3 Sep, MCG
1Geelong11.12 (78)
4Collingwood10.12 (72)
Collingwood11.13 (79)
3 Sep, Optus StadiumFremantle9.5 (59)16 Sep, MCG
5Fremantle11.7 (73)Geelong18.12 (120)
8Western Bulldogs8.12 (60)Brisbane Lions7.7 (49)24 Sep, MCG
Geelong20.13 (133)
1 Sep, The Gabba17 Sep, SCGSydney8.4 (52)
6Brisbane Lions16.10 (106)Sydney14.11 (95)
7Richmond16.8 (104)9 Sep, MCGCollingwood14.10 (94)
Melbourne11.13 (79)
2 Sep, MCGBrisbane Lions14.8 (92)
2Melbourne10.9 (69)
3Sydney14.7 (91)


Week one

Qualifying finals
QF2: Friday, 2 September (7:50 pm) Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. by Sydney 14.7 (91) MCG (crowd: 78,377) Report
QF1: Saturday, 3 September (4:35 pm) Geelong 11.12 (78) def. Collingwood 10.12 (72) MCG (crowd: 91,525) Report
Elimination finals
EF2: Thursday, 1 September (7:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) def. Richmond 16.8 (104) The Gabba (crowd: 35,013) Report
EF1: Saturday, 3 September (6:10 pm) Fremantle 11.7 (73) def. Western Bulldogs 8.12 (60) Optus Stadium (crowd: 58,982) Report

Week two

Semi-finals
SF2: Friday, 9 September (7:50 pm) Melbourne 11.13 (79) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.8 (92) MCG (crowd: 62,162) Report
SF1: Saturday, 10 September (7:25 pm) Collingwood 11.13 (79) def. Fremantle 9.5 (59) MCG (crowd: 90,612) Report

Week three

Preliminary finals
PF1: Friday, 16 September (7:50 pm) Geelong 18.12 (120) def. Brisbane Lions 7.7 (49) MCG (crowd: 77,677) Report
PF2: Saturday, 17 September (4:45 pm) Sydney 14.11 (95) def. Collingwood 14.10 (94) SCG (crowd: 45,608) Report

Week four

Main article: 2022 AFL Grand Final

Grand final
Saturday, 24 September (2:30 pm) Geelong 20.13 (133) def. Sydney 8.4 (52) MCG (crowd: 100,024)

Club leadership

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice-captain(s) Leadership group Ref.
Adelaide Matthew Nicks Rory Sloane Tom Doedee, Ben Keays, Reilly O'Brien, Brodie Smith [46]
Brisbane Lions Chris Fagan Dayne Zorko Harris Andrews Darcy Gardiner, Ryan Lester, Lincoln McCarthy, Hugh McCluggage, Lachie Neale, Daniel Rich [47]
Carlton Michael Voss Patrick Cripps Sam Walsh, Jacob Weitering [48]
Collingwood Craig McRae Scott Pendlebury Taylor Adams, Jeremy Howe, Darcy Moore [49]
Essendon Ben Rutten Dyson Heppell Zach Merrett Andrew McGrath [50]
Fremantle Justin Longmuir Nat Fyfe Andrew Brayshaw, David Mundy, Alex Pearce, Caleb Serong [51]
Geelong Chris Scott Joel Selwood Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Stewart [52]
Gold Coast Stuart Dew Touk Miller
Jarrod Witts
Sam Collins Noah Anderson, Nick Holman, Sean Lemmens, David Swallow [53]
Greater Western Sydney Leon Cameron (until Round 9)
Mark McVeigh (from Round 10)
Stephen Coniglio
Toby Greene
Josh Kelly
Phil Davis, Matt de Boer, Nick Haynes, Jacob Hopper, Lachie Whitfield [54]
Hawthorn Sam Mitchell Ben McEvoy Jaeger O'Meara James Sicily [55]
Melbourne Simon Goodwin Max Gawn Jack Viney [56]
North Melbourne David Noble (until Round 17)
Leigh Adams (from Round 18)
Jack Ziebell Luke McDonald, Jy Simpkin Aidan Corr, Ben Cunnington, Nick Larkey, Kayne Turner [57]
Port Adelaide Ken Hinkley Tom Jonas Darcy Byrne-Jones, Ollie Wines [58]
Richmond Damien Hardwick Dylan Grimes
Toby Nankervis
[59]
St Kilda Brett Ratten Jack Steele Dougal Howard, Tim Membrey Jarryn Geary, Callum Wilkie [60]
Sydney John Longmire Callum Mills
Luke Parker
Dane Rampe
Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy, Tom Papley [61]
West Coast Adam Simpson Luke Shuey Jeremy McGovern, Nic Naitanui Oscar Allen, Tom Barrass, Liam Duggan [62]
Western Bulldogs Luke Beveridge Marcus Bontempelli Jack Macrae Caleb Daniel, Taylor Duryea, Aaron Naughton [63]

Awards

Coleman Medal

Best and fairest

Club Award name Player Times won
Adelaide Malcolm Blight Medal Rory Laird 3
Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medal Lachie Neale 3
Carlton John Nicholls Medal Patrick Cripps 4
Collingwood Copeland Trophy Jack Crisp 2
Essendon W. S. Crichton Medal
Fremantle Doig Medal
Geelong Carji Greeves Medal Jeremy Cameron
Cameron Guthrie
1
2
Gold Coast Club Champion Touk Miller 2
Greater Western Sydney Kevin Sheedy Medal Sam Taylor 1
Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medal
Melbourne Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy Clayton Oliver 4
North Melbourne Syd Barker Medal Jy Simpkin 2
Port Adelaide John Cahill Medal
Richmond Jack Dyer Medal Tom Lynch 1
St Kilda Trevor Barker Award Jack Sinclair 1
Sydney Bob Skilton Medal Callum Mills 1
West Coast John Worsfold Medal Tom Barrass 1
Western Bulldogs Charles Sutton Medal Josh Dunkley 1

Player milestones

Player milestones[64]
Name Club Milestone Round
Callan Ward Greater Western Sydney 250 AFL games[65] Round 2
Lance Franklin Sydney 1000 AFL goals[66] Round 2
Daniel Rich Brisbane Lions 250 AFL games[67] Round 4
Lachie Neale Brisbane Lions 200 AFL games[68] Round 5
Jeremy Howe Collingwood 200 AFL games[69][70] Round 5
Jamie Cripps West Coast 200 AFL games[71] Round 5
Stefan Martin Western Bulldogs 200 AFL games[72] Round 6
Tom Lynch Richmond 200 AFL games[73] Round 7
Josh Kennedy West Coast 700 AFL goals[74] Round 7
Tom McDonald Melbourne 200 AFL games[75] Round 8
Chad Wingard Hawthorn 200 AFL games[76] Round 9
Dyson Heppell Essendon 200 AFL games[77] Round 9
Jack Redden West Coast 250 AFL games[78] Round 9
Dane Rampe Sydney 200 AFL games[79] Round 10
Adam Treloar Western Bulldogs 200 AFL games[80] Round 10
Bradley Hill St Kilda 200 AFL games[81] Round 10
Jake Melksham Melbourne 200 AFL games[82] Round 11
Jack Ziebell North Melbourne 250 AFL games[83] Round 11
Luke Breust Hawthorn 250 AFL games[84] Round 12
Liam Shiels Hawthorn 250 AFL games[84] Round 12
Jeremy Cameron Geelong 500 AFL goals[85] Round 12
Dylan Grimes Richmond 200 AFL games[86] Round 13
Callan Ward Greater Western Sydney 200 Greater Western Sydney games[87] Round 13
Tom Hawkins Geelong 700 AFL goals[88] Round 14
Jack Newnes Carlton 200 AFL games[89] Round 15
Jeremy Cameron Geelong 200 AFL games[90] Round 15
Jack Macrae Western Bulldogs 200 AFL games[91] Round 16
Luke Parker Sydney 250 AFL games[92] Round 16
Mitch Duncan Geelong 250 AFL games[93] Round 16
Jack Darling West Coast 250 AFL games[94] Round 16
Isaac Smith Geelong 250 AFL games[95] Round 17
Josh Kennedy West Coast 700 West Coast goals[96] Round 17
Scott Pendlebury Collingwood 350 AFL games[97] Round 18
Tom Jonas Port Adelaide 200 AFL games[98] Round 20
Ollie Wines Port Adelaide 200 AFL games[98] Round 20
Joel Selwood Geelong 350 AFL games[99] Round 20
Andrew Gaff West Coast 250 AFL games[100] Round 20
Shane Edwards Richmond 300 AFL games[101] Round 20
Rory Laird Adelaide 200 AFL games[102] Round 21

Coach changes

Outgoing coach Club Date Notes Caretaker coach Incoming coach
Leon Cameron Greater Western Sydney 12 May 2022 Stepped down after round 9 following poor start to the season in his final year of contract.[103] Mark McVeigh[103] Adam Kingsley[104]
David Noble North Melbourne 12 July 2022 Sacked during an extensive review of the club's football operations and continued poor on-field performances.[105] Leigh Adams[105] Alastair Clarkson[106]
Ben Rutten Essendon 21 August 2022 Sacked following a change in club presidency and a series of uncompetitive on-field performances.[107] N/A (after season) Brad Scott[108]

See also

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