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Pushing boundaries one game at a time

[by Hannah Pemberton]

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Andrew Krakouer and Megan Waters from Yokayi Footy. Image: Dave Ollier.

National Indigenous Television (NITV) have footy fans covered with the return of their ground-breaking sports programs Yokayi Footy and Over the Black Dot.

 

2022 will bring new faces to both shows, with iconic Richmond and Collingwood player and proud Mineng and Yinggarda man Andrew Krakouer joining existing co-host Megan Waters on Yokayi Footy, and proud Anaiwan and legendary NRL player Dean Widders taking the reins on a new look Over the Black Dot.

 

Andrew joins the Yokayi Footy team following Tony Armstrong’s two years as co-host, whilst Dean will be taking over from Jodan Perry, Timana Tahu, Bo de la Cruz and George Rose on Over the Black Dot.

 

Over the Black Dot returns Tuesday 15 March at 8.30pm.

 

Following a mammoth 2021 for the Dot, which even saw Russell Crowe pop in to chat with the panel, Over the Black Dot are back to tackle a huge season for the NRL, in a year that will see the 50th Koori Knockout and another epic Indigenous round.

 

Each week every play, from every round, will be broken down alongside special guests. In partnership with the AFL, Yokayi Footy returns at the special one-off time of 9pm on Tuesday 15 March.

 

With its new co-host duo in action, Yokayi Footy will continue to cover everything Australian's love about AFL through bold yarns, powerful monologues, compelling community stories and exclusive interviews with Indigenous AFL players.

 

Yokayi Footy then moves to an ongoing time slot on Wednesdays at 8.30pm for the remainder of the season.

 

NITV’s Head of Sport, Mark Ella, said: “What a year 2022 is set to be, for both the world of sport and our incredible sports panel shows. It’s a pleasure to welcome long-time guests, and now hosts, Andy and Dean to our Yokayi Footy and Over the Black Dot families. I can't think of a better way to start the season.

 

"We’re looking forward to continuing our partnerships with both the AFL and the Koori Knockout. The positive impacts we can make when organisations such as ours come together shows just how important diversity in sport is.

 

“I would also like to give my personal thanks to Jodan, Timana, Bo, George and Tony for their hard work and dedication over the years on our shows – it’s never goodbye, and we’re looking forward to revealing some of their next moves soon.”

 

Yokayi Footy will be broadcast on NITV, AFL.com.au and the AFL Live app. Over the Black Dot will be broadcast on NITV. Catch up on both programs on SBS On Demand.

 

Catch Yokayi Footy and Over the Black Dot weekly from Tuesday 15 March on NITV, and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting sports announcements from NITV in 2022.

 

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #YokayiFooty #OvertheBlackDot

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