Fox Footy is bringing back the treasured ABC series of the 1970s – 1980s hosted by Drew Morphett featuring archived footage and special guest appearances from the best VFL players of the era.
One of the most recognisable voices in VFL/AFL broadcasting history, Morphett, will return in a revamped version of the popular show, titled ‘The Winners Rebooted’, beginning Wednesday 15 July with Footscray hero Doug Hawkins who will relive the 1985 Preliminary Final against Hawthorn.
“I’m really excited to be a part of bringing ‘The Winners’ back to television on Fox Footy,” Morphett said.
“It’s a show I loved working on for many years and it will be great to relive some of the best footy moments from the ‘70s and ‘80s when many of my favourite players were running around.
“‘The Winners’ has captured some outstanding footy highlights and also some very impressive mullets, which I can’t wait to share with the Fox Footy audience.”
Morphett returns to TV after an impressive career spanning more than 40 years, having commentated VFL/AFL, four Olympic Games, tennis, cricket, basketball and golf. Morphett was made redundant from his role on ABC Radio at the beginning on this year as part of serious budget cuts at the public broadcaster.