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: Watto & Smith put the Aussies on top in the 5th Ashes test, the North Queensland Cowboys could still make the NRL final eight in what is a very complicated ladder arrangement at the moment, the Northern Pride continue their run towards a QCup premiership, and the intrigues of the Essendon v the AFL legal challenge over the ASADA doping allegations.