Marngrook Footy Show turns 10

This week the Marngrook Footy Show celebrates 10 years as a TV show.

Marngrook began as a radio program on community radio in 1997 but in 2007 it launched on NITV network and then moved to ABC2 for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013 Marngrook returned to NITV.

To mark the occasion hosts Grant Hansen, Gilbert McAdam, Leila Gurruwiwi and Shelley Ware will be joined by past panelists and guests.

Original panelists Derek Kickett and Ronnie Burns, will join Grant and Gilly on the desk, and the shows first ever guest Nathan Lovett-Murray will return.

Grant Hansen said: “I started the Marngrook Footy Show in 2007 because I wanted to create a platform to champion Indigenous achievement in the AFL. Over the past ten years we have created a truly unique football show that embraces diversity and celebrates the success of Indigenous footballers and the contribution they make to footy.

“I’ve been honoured to share the desk with so many legends of the game past and present. We have a lot of fun making this show every week and I’m thankful to everyone who makes it so special.”

Marngrook throughout its ten-year history has continually delivered on its mission to recognise the contribution Indigenous players make to the AFL. Highlights have included outdoor broadcasts in Alice Springs and Sydney, Grand Final shows at Federation Square, Etihad Stadium and The Forum Theatre, insightful interviews with Buddy Franklin, Adam Goodes and Eddie Betts, plus thought-provoking commentary on issues that face the game.

To close its 10th birthday show soul-funk band the Dynamic Hepnotics will perform one of their much-loved 80s hits.

Join Marngrook as it serves up a unique mix of footy news, insightful interviews, in depth match analysis, and inclusive family-friendly footy fun.

Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm on NITV

One Comment:

  1. The Marngrook team are a month early celebrating. NITV didn’t actually launch until the 13th July 2007, with the first episode of Marngrook being Thursday 26th July, 2007. Marngrook was the first program to go Live on NITV.

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