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Tony Armstrong

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Tony Armstrong grew up in rural NSW and is a proud Barranbinya man. He played AFL for Adelaide, Collingwood and Sydney, where he played alongside one of the Aboriginal men who inspired him as a child, Adam Goodes.

In 2020, Tony became the co-host of the Indigenous comedy football chat show Yokayi Footy for NITV, SBS On Demand and via the AFL channels. He then co-hosted ABC Melbourne breakfast radio with Sammy J.

In 2019 Tony became the first Indigenous person to call live action Aussie Rules Football on commercial radio. He also appeared on the Marngrook Footy Show and became a regular panellist on the online panel show The Colour of Your Jumper.

In the same year, he joined the ABC, presenting sport on the ABC News channel, commentating for Grandstand AFL on ABC Sport and hosting the 2020 summer series of Offsiders.

In 2021, the ABC announced Tony as the full-time sports presenter on News Breakfast and it was for his work on this show, that he won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2022 Logies. His other television credits include comedy segments on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and regular appearances as a panellist on The Project and Fox Footy.

As well as being a rising star in Australian sports media, Tony is a talented writer/creator and he is currently developing a slate of television projects.

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