7:30pm – Wednesday, April 27 on ABC2
Wednesday,27 April 2011 Controversial former AFL footballer, Wayne Carey, will be Marngrook Footy Show’s special guest on Wednesday, April 27th at 7.30pm on ABC2.
An inductee of the AFL’s ‘Hall of Fame’, Carey has made headlines on and off the field during his stints captaining North Melbourne’s premiership team and his playing days at the Adelaide Crows.
Marngrook Footy Show host, Grant Hansen, says the All-Australian, leading goalkicker and best and fairest winner is very popular with Marngrook’s audience.
“There’s been an overwhelming positive response to having Wayne on the show,” Hansen says. “It’s great to talk to Wayne about things concerning football instead of the furore that surrounded his life off the football field. He’s made a huge contribution to the game of AFL.” Hansen says Marngrook Footy Show is a fast-paced, family friendly show with an engaging mix of personalities who revel in discussing AFL games with serious analysis and friendly humour.
An avid Footscray supporter, Grant Hansen never played at the highest level as his will to make it in the big league waned and he concentrated on a musical career.
The weekly AFL program with an emphasis on Indigenous players, history and culture screened on NITV (National Indigenous Television) for the past four years until making its debut on ABC TV this year.
“It’s really an old-fashioned football show,” says Hansen. Marngrook follows the pattern of all the other footy shows – panellists, guests, reports from the field, team analysis and tips – except from one major point of difference.
“We discuss the game from an Indigenous perspective. We don’t pick on the disadvantaged; we don’t dwell on the negative.”