The Marngrook Footy Show
The Marngrook Footy Show was a sport panel show broadcast in Australia. Debuting in 2007, the show aired on NITV, and was previously simulcast on Channel 31 Melbourne.
|The Marngrook Footy Show|
|Created by||Grant Hansen|
|Directed by||Darcy Bonser|
|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||It's Marngrook|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||13|
|No. of episodes||299|
|Executive producer(s)||Jay Estorninho|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Toombak Indigenous Production|
|Original release||July 2007 –|
Between 2011 and 2012, the program was broadcast on ABC2, and was shown live in 2012, but had its time-slot moved several times. From 2013 the show is produced by Toombak Indigenous Productions and broadcast on NITV/SBS. The show is produced at the Burwood campus of Deakin University in its professional-standard television studio.
The show was axed in October 2019 after 12 years.
- Grant Hansen (2007–2019)
- Gilbert McAdam (2007–2019)
- Derek Kickett (2007-2008, 2018-2019)
- Leila Gurruwiwi (2007–2019) (presenter)
- Shelley Ware (2010–2019) (presenter)
- Rohan Connolly (2017–2019) (presenter)
- Kevin Bartlett (2015–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Robert Walls (2016–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Doug Hawkins (2014–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Robert DiPierdomenico (2014–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Shaun Burgoyne (2014–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Ronnie Burns (2007–2013, 2018-2019)
- Phil Krakouer (2014–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Simon Madden (2017–2019) (rotating panellist)
- Alan Thorpe (2007–2012)
- Chris Johnson (2009–2016)
Origins and format
The show is the brainchild of Grant Hansen who was tired of the lack of indigenous football commentators and hosts on the radio and TV. It first aired in 1997 as a radio show in Melbourne and with popularity increasing it was soon beamed across the country via satellite the following year. The first radio show was hosted by Grant Hansen and Alan Thorpe with correspondents around the country including Derek Kickett, Michael McLean, Gilbert McAdam, Chris Johnson and Robert Ahmat. After 10 years on the radio it was then developed as a television show and was shown in 2007 on C31 Melbourne and NITV. It features interviews, weekly tips, AFL Gripes and live music performances, as well as including local stories from around the country featuring indigenous footballers talking about their backgrounds, origin clubs and towns, heritage and current affairs.
Marngrook ("game ball") is a name given to a range of traditional Indigenous Australian recreational pastimes, which some historians claim had a role in the formation of Australian rules football.
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result||Refs.|
|2015||Logie Awards of 2015||Most Popular Sports Program||The Marngrook Footy Show||Nominated|
|2016||Logie Awards of 2016||Best Sports Program||Marngrook Footy Show||Nominated|||
- Gleeson, Michael (1 February 2013). "Marngrook Footy Show gets SBS reprieve". The Age. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- AFL footy show with family appeal
- "A code of our own" celebrating 150 years of the rules of Australian football The Yorker: Journal of the Melbourne Cricket Club Library Issue 39, Autumn 2009
- Knox, David (3 April 2016). "Logie Awards 2016: nominations". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 April 2016.