The Toyota AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 30 September. Copyright Australian Football League. Reproduction of the AFL schedule of. The AFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Football Club at the Melbourne Cricket Background · Media coverage · Pre-match entertainment · Match summary. If your team secures a place in a Preliminary Final, eligible members will be required to register their intent to purchase a Toyota AFL Grand Final ticket.