Channel Nine has announced that Footy SA will premiere this Sunday (April at 1.00pm).
Produced by Crocmedia for the Nine Network, South Australia's own weekly program will focus on Port Adelaide, Adelaide, the SANFL, the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League (formerly SAAFL), and SA regional footy. The program debuts the day after the new Adelaide Oval is unveiled in Showdown XXXVI.
The Sunday Footy Show’s Craig Hutchison will host Footy SA and be joined each week by a raft of South Australian stalwarts, including Warren Tredrea, Simon Goodwin, Stephen Rowe and Sean Wellman, as well as SANFL legend Neil Balme and a host of other South Australian stars.
The Advertiser’s Michelangelo Rucci will also provide news and views each week with his Rucci’s Rant segment.
Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said South Australia deserved its own footy program.
“This will be the biggest year ever in South Australian football, with a stadium unmatched in comfort terms which will transform the city,” Giannopoulos said.
“We want to play our role in bringing South Australian footy to the people. South Australia deserves its own show and its own parochial sense of focus.
“Footy SA will be fun, vibrant, challenging and no doubt confrontational at times, just the way we like it. This program will be all things South Australian footy, and it will unashamedly champion the great football that is played in this state.”
Footy SA is presented by Farmers Union Iced Coffee.