The Marngrook Footy Show

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The Marngrook Footy Show
Created by Grant Hansen
Directed by Darcy Bonser
Presented by
Theme music composer
Opening theme It's Marngrook
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
No. of episodes 299
Executive producer(s) Jay Estorninho
Producer(s) Grant Hansen
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Toombak Indigenous Production
Original network
  • NITV (2007-11, 2013-present)
  • C31 (2007-10)
  • ABC2 (2011- 12)
Picture format
Audio format Stereo
Original release July 2007 (2007-07) – present
External links

The Marngrook Footy Show is a sport panel show broadcast in Australia that is broadcast on NITV (2007–2011 and 2013–present). It was broadcast on ABC2 in 2011 and 2012 until ABCTV axed the program on 15 November 2012, citing low ratings compared with other ABC2 programs. It was also simulcast on Channel 31 (2007–2010). In its final year with ABCTV, the program was shown live but had its time-slot moved several times by ABCTV Management on Thursdays on ABC2 (It was delayed at 10:00pm on NITV in 2011 and replayed late Thursday nights on ABC2).

From 2013 the show is produced by Toombak Indigenous Productions and broadcast on NITV/SBS.[1] The show is produced at the Burwood campus of Deakin University in its professional-standard television studio.





Early days[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 [3]


  1. ^ Gleeson, Michael (2013-02-01). "Marngrook Footy Show gets SBS reprieve". The Age. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ AFL footy show with family appeal
  3. ^ Knox, David (3 April 2016). "Logie Awards 2016: nominations". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 

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