Former Australian Rules Football player, Presenter & Keynote speaker
Dermott Brereton is a former Australian Rules Football player and had an illustrious career with the Hawthorn Football Club, where he played in five premiership sides and represented his State on nine occasions. Dermott has since established a successful career as a television presenter, football commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host.
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Dermott’s playing career saw him play 211 games for Hawthorn, later playing at Collingwood and Sydney, kicking 464 goals in total over his professional career. Dermott, an icon of the game, is widely regarded as one of the best centre half forwards of all time.
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.
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 panellist for the AFL Footy Show and was a weekly panellist 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 television 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.
Still wearing the sports media personality hat today, Dermott is busy with Foxtel providing match commentary on the Fox Footy channel as well as hosting his show in 2022 ‘Dermie Delivers’ – a weekly look back at two of the AFL’s biggest stars and their best games. Dermott is also co-host of Fox Footy’s ‘Saturday Countdown’ Show. Dermott can also be heard on SEN Radio with a weekly segment on SEN’s Daily Drive show ‘Bob and Andy’ as well as being part of SEN’s AFL radio commentary team when available.
In 2019 Dermott appeared in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! on the Ten Network. Post- jungle, Dermott has a come out with a new-found appreciation for life.
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.
Dermott is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker at corporate and sporting functions, having emceed or spoken at events around the country.