Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy. He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it.
Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well. This week: the NRL announces its new drug testing regime, the North Queensland Cowboys must-win match against the Tigers in Sydney tonight (live only on ABC Far North), Cairns AFL player Sam Michael makes his debut for the Brisbane Lions against Carlton, and Dave Maiden talks about the NQ Challenge rugby league cup, bringing players to Cairns tomorrow from all over Cape York.