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Dermott Brereton

Having played over 200 AFL games, Dermot Brereton is widely regarded as one of the best centre half-forwards of all time. A hugely successful career on the field has now shaped a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host.

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Testimonials for Dermott Brereton

Dermott Brereton was very good. His interaction with guests after the function was a highlight.

Ainslie Football Club

 

Dermott was fantastic. He spent time with everyone who wanted to talk to him……. and after he chatted, signed and had photos taken. This was such a positive night for our club and Dermotts presence was the icing on the cake. Everybody there really had a great night. I don't know how we will top it next year!!

Montrose Football Club


 
Dermott Brereton Travels from VIC
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Dermott Brereton's Biography

Having played over 200 AFL games, Dermot Brereton is widely regarded as one of the best centre half-forwards of all time.  A hugely successful career on the field has now shaped a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host.

 

Dermott had many notable highlights during his career, including the famous incident where he charged through Essendon’s three quarter huddle in 1988, and in the 1989 grand final where he was severely concussed and began vomiting on the ground after being charged by an opponent, only to return minutes later to kick an inspirational goal – it was this particular incident so fondly remembered, that became the subject of one of Toyota’s Memorable Footy Moments television commercials.

 

After retiring in 1995, Dermott took on the role as coach of the Australian team for the International Rules Series against Ireland for 2 years. Dermott’s success ‘on screen’ is a testament to his warm personality and fun loving approach to life. He’s the quintessential Aussie ‘larrikin’ with a big heart and love of adventure.

 

After an illustrious career with the Hawthorn football club where he played in five premiership sides and represented his state on nine occasions, Dermott has forged a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host.

 

Still wearing the sports media personality hat, today Dermott is busy with Foxtel, providing match commentary and hosting his own show on Foxtel’s new channel Fox Footy.

 

Throughout Dermott’s illustrious 20 year association at Channel Nine, Dermott hosted and provided special comments for Channel Nine’s Friday Night Football, was a regular panelist for the AFL Footy Show and was a weekly panelist for Nine’s Sunday Footy show.

 

Dermott also had a 2 year stint hosting Channel Seven’s prime time football program, The Game as well as also hosted Sportsworld nationally and played an integral part in Channel Seven’s Sydney 2000 Olympic Games coverage.

In 2007, Dermott joined the cast of the award winning Channel Nine prime-time travel show Getaway; marking his transition from AFL sport’s personality to national prime-time lifestyle host. Dermott’s versatility on TV has seen him take on several high profile roles. From being Steve Jacobs’ fill in weather man, to being a presenter on The Today show, to hosting Victoria’s popular travel show Postcards.