Season 34 Episode 26

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The World Football Programme 107.9FM Media Wrap for Saturday July 25, 2020

Miranda Templeman, Peter Szkiela and Penny Tanner Hoath cover this week’s football news.

Rod Banjac’s passing this week has devastated the Perth football community. We talk about Rods contribution to WA football with one of Rod’s good friends and golf partner’s, Bobby Despotovski.

Numbers watching the NPL live streaming have surprised us all. The World Football team covers local football, how the A-League is shaping up and what is keeping Football West busy. Did you know memorabilia and collectors markets are going through the roof? We catch up with organisor of the Football Fares, Danny Dewhurst.

The full guest list for Saturday is:

Danny Dewhurst, Football Fares And football collections. Collectors Fares are going through the roof post Covid. Football Hall of Fame Western Australia has doubled its intake of memorabilia. Danny tells us what the Fares are all about and where you can find them. Penny shares the uptake of The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia call out for memorabilia.

Bobby Despotovski sharing some memories about Rod Banjac. Rod finished a 20 year playing career in Australia in ACT with Canberra White Eagles, worked with Frank Arok at Perth’s Future Glory, upskilled his coaching towards Level B, to help Forestfield grow into the state league space and was coaching at Dianella White Eagles this season. Rods passion for football and for talking football, was boundless. Vale Rod Banjac 20/8/1960-21/7/2020

Neil Bennett, Sports Writer, women’s football. How is the NPLW travelling around WA and other states. Has the profile and quality been raised with rebadging the Women’s Premier League to NPL status. What players and teams are standing out. Nicole Williams is in Australia and promoting coaching. We banter Matildas and the possible Coaching candidates.

Steph Brantz, ABC Sports Journalist. How is Australian sport travelling? What are some of the challenges it’s is facing and some of the success stories. Are the hub systems working? How does the A-League look in terms of media attention. There are multiple platforms to watch including You Tube and ABC on Free to air TV. The NWSL Challenge Cup in America is moving into their Finals series. Does it look like there will be an W League here in Australia with our best players landing some very nice professional contracts and moving overseas – will international players be able to travel here? Do you think we have a good plan to move towards hosting a WWC- what is it?!

Gareth Naven, Football West Development Officer. Sharing the state team trials and programmes underway and how they are being received in Perth and regional areas.

The Studio Team for 2020 is Penny TannerHoath, Sean Kelly, Peter Szkiela, Don Evans, Louis Prospero, Derek Pollock and Miranda Templeman, talking everything football from 10am to noon, WA time, on Radio Fremantle 107.9 FM, every Saturday through to November.

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