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behind the scenes at the world football Programme

About the show

The World Football Programme has been on air since 1987. First airing as a generic sports programme on Saturday mornings at the original East Fremantle 100.1FM studio Penny affectionately calls ‘the Dungeon.’ It was a single studio down a steep flight of stairs in the old Council Building, next to the Police Station. There was one way in and out and not much room for more than a desk operator and a host of the show.

Martyn Wells was the first and only presenter of the show I can remember of the then ‘Saturday Morning Soccer Show’, after it transitioned away from general sports coverage to Soccer specific radio. More changes were afoot with the Station moving to new premises in Hamilton Hill, bringing more space, more studios and wider coverage of Perth and surrounds.

Along with Australia’s change of the word ‘Soccer’ to ‘Football’, Martyn also moved on from the show, handing the baton, with a rebranding to The World Football Programme to Penny. The value of having a Team emerged.

The show has been on air 36 years in 2022 and is the longest running football radio programme in Australia. 

The World Football Team, led by Penny, give you ‘Soccer’ specific two hours of football, airing on Saturday mornings between 10am -12pm. The Team engage 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, 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
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.

Thanks to our partners

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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


A continued Top 10 contender in the Australian Wingman National Championships. Manages 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


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


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.