About Us

behind the scenes at the world football Programme

About the show

The World Football Programme has been on air since 1987. It has been on air 36 years in 2022 and is the longest running football radio programme in Australia. The show has grown from a generic sports programme to an energetic ‘Soccer’ specific two hours of football airing on Saturday mornings between 10-12. To get complete football coverage, the show engages with a handful of local and national guests live every show to share with you as much football as can be packed into two hours.

The programme is researched, produced and presented by a team of four, lead by Penny Tanner Hoath. Penny has played football for state and country. The World Football Team all coach, play and administrate in football and love talking about all aspects of the sport.

You will recognise our regular guests and be introduced to some new ones that will include –
National Coaches and players, Football Australia representatives, A-League and Football West spokespersons and of course the characters, hero’s and game changers from local grass roots football.

The World Football Team in 2022 are Women’s football expert, Penny Tanner Hoath, Ashfield Sports Club’s Sean Kelly, ALeaguestats.com Administrator, Peter Szkiela, and Australian Subbuteo Player, Hugh Best.

Regular guests and voices you will hear include Young Matilda’s and Adelaide United Goal Keeper Miranda Templeman, Northern Redbacks Media Match Reporter and Beyond 90 writer, Neil Bennett, English Premier League expert, Derek Pollock, Aaron Trevarthen, from the Football Tragics Podcast, Tom Sermanni, former Matildas National Team Coach, Football West Chair Sherif Andrawes and Paramount’s Simon Hill.

Catch the show live and subscribe to the podcast to avoid missing an episode!

Support your passionate volunteers and the Show with a very simple membership direct to Radio Fremantle. Contact the station for a form admin@radiofremantle.com
Become a member of our Facebook group and share your news and club activities on our Facebook page. The Team loves to mention regular contributors to content and conversations when we go to air.

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Meet Our Team

Joining you each week

Show Host Penny Tanner Hoath along with Co-Host Peter Szkiela, Sean Kelly and Hugh Best bring you a great line-up of local and national guests to talk about football. 

Penny Tanner Hoath

show host

Western Australian State Footballer, Programme Coordinator and Presenter at Radio Fremantle for over 30 years. Penny has the profile and growth of womens football at her heart.

Peter Szkiela

Co-host

A continued Top 10 contender in the Australian Wingman National Championships. Manages ALeaguestats.com. Plays the odd five a side with son Ben, has been seen more than a few times in the Glory Shed and has done the mandatory parent coaching term. Throws a pretty sassy left hook and when tested, absolutely knows his stuff. 2022 will be Pete’s eighth year on the show.

Sean Kelly

Co-host

Sean is our no fuss, pull out the splinter and get the job done man. He’s Ashfield SC through and through and is all about sharing the news that should be shared. 2022 will be Sean‘s seventh year with the show.

Hugh Best

Co-host

In 2022, Hugh joins us as a second year Radio Presenter apprentice, following an illustrious and highly accredited refereeing career in WA. Hugh also plies his trade as an Australian subbuteo player and reads the odd Roy of the Rovers comic.