The AFL has announced the 2021 Charles Brownlow Medal count will commence at 5:30pm AWST/ 7:30pm AEST on Sunday, September 19, broadcast live on the Seven Network.

The 2021 edition marks the 94th year of the Charles Brownlow Medal and will be awarded to the League’s fairest and best player with five state-based venues across the country set to host players for the count, including an event held at Optus Stadium in Western Australia.

Invited players will attend the location closest to where they are currently residing.  

General manager of commercial and customer Kylie Rogers said the League was looking forward to the Brownlow Medal count once again opening the festivities of Grand Final week.

“The Charles Brownlow Medal is one of our game’s highest individual honours and continues to be one of the most prestigious nights on the AFL calendar," Rogers said.

“On behalf of the AFL, I thank the Seven Network for their support of the Brownlow Medal count and for delivering a broadcast that allows fans to continue to celebrate players and their achievements across another incredible Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

“The health and safety of everyone in the game and the wider community remains paramount and each event held at the five venues across the country will be delivered in a COVID-safe manner.”

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan will be in Western Australia to read the votes on the evening.