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 AFL charges Essendon with bringing the game into disrepute, but did the ASADA investigation damage Australian sport more than doping ever did? Fawad Ahmed named to play in Australia’s one day side with hints he’s a future Test squad inclusion. Not a great year for coaches – the Brisbane Lions dump Michael Voss, one of the club’s favourite sons. And a Papua New Guinea side looks set to play in the Queensland Cup Rugby League competition.