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Tony Shaw

Tony Shaw is a legend of the Collingwood Football Club, and can currently be seen as a commentator on 3AW Radio

Tony Shaw was a passionate VFL/AFL player, and played 313 games with Collingwood (1978-1994), as one of the best captains due to his intense and driven leadership. He is one of the most experienced AFL special comments providers, and has held his current position on the radio station, 3AW’s, industry-leading coverage for several seasons. His extensive knowledge of all things sport related can be seen through his regular time spent behind the mic on the station’s flagship programs, Sports Today and Sports Saturday. Tony’s work alongside fellow legends such as Doug Hawkins, Bob Davis and Kevin Bartlett on Grumpy Old Men, and on Fox’s live AFL match coverage, have made him an integral member of Fox Sports AFL programming.

Tony had a career that included two Copeland Trophies, a Norm Smith Medal (1990), numerous Victorian jumpers, and spent 25 years as the clubs games record holder. He was also inducted into the CFC Hall of Fame in 2004, and was captain of Collingwood from 1987-1993. Although areas of his performance were criticised, Tony was known for always being able to get the ball and play with passion. He was always a remarkably high possession winner, and could be seen regularly near the top of the league’s average disposals.

Tony is a highly sought-after speaker, as he provides his audience with facinating insights into his life of football, as well as his current general commentating duties. Since Fox Footy cementing rights to telecast all AFL matches, Tony’s direct and honest opinions are regularly drawn upon on the network. In the beginning, Tony was told he wasn’t good enough to play in league football, however, he more than silenced the critics, creating a career for himself that went over 18 seasons. He played more games than any other Collingwood player in history, and captained Collingwood’s famous 1990 Premiership side. 

Tony retired at the end of the 1994 season and went on to become assistant coach to Leigh Matthews with Collingwood in 1995, later assuming the role of senior coach in 1996. After four seasons at the helm, he stepped down as coach and has since forged a highly successful career in the media, where he can be seen doing promotional work and property development. Tony’s presentations are highly captivating and inspirational due to his remarkable ability to motivate and provide his own deep insights on how to effectively lead a team.

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