Dwayne Russell

Dwayne Russell

Dwayne Russell

Russell made his senior football debut as a sixteen year old in 1981 for Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League SANFL eventually becoming Port Adelaides vice captain before crossing over to Victorian Football League VFL club Geelong in 1987 Russell played 50 games kicking 51 goals for Geelong until he left the club at the end of the 1991 AFL season Russell initially considered returning to Port Adelaide to finish his career but instead coached in country Victoria for a few years before retiring from football In 2002 Channel Nine gave Russell the main callers role for Sunday afternoon AFL matches before being promoted to the networks calling team for Friday night matches in 2006 His other main occupation is as co host of radio station 3AWs top rating drive time sports show Sports Today with Gerard Healy After leaving the Nine Network Russell received a contract with Fox Footy to call two weekly AFL matches for the Pay TV provider for the 2007 AFL season and beyond under the new AFL TV Rights Deal of which Fox Footy has four matches weekly during the Home and Away season to cover In 2012 Russell joined the Friday night 3AW football team while continuing to host Sports Today for the station Russell expanded his work with Fox Sports by becoming a basketball commentator in Foxs coverage of the 200910 National Basketball League NBL season Additionally he also provided commentary on Foxs coverage of the 2011 Australian Open tennis tournament