Less than five months after it axed the long-running Marngrook Footy Show, NITV-SBS has revealed its replacement, Yokayi Footy – billed as “a new take on a traditional football panel show”.

Taking its name from a Noongar word meaning “shout of victory”, the new show will be co-hosted by Tony Armstrong, Bianca Hunt and Darryl White, with a promise to “bring AFL debate and conversation to the table through a unique and youthful Indigenous lens”.

Darryl White, Bianca Hunt and Tony Armstrong, the hosts of new footy panel show Yokayi.

Darryl White, Bianca Hunt and Tony Armstrong, the hosts of new footy panel show Yokayi. Credit:Martin Keep

Former Marngrook regular Gilbert McAdam will be part of the lineup, filing reports from Indigenous communities and hosting regional AFL games on NITV throughout the season.

The show, which will premiere on March 18, is the product of a new partnership between the AFL and NITV forged in the wake of the two documentaries on Adam Goodes released last year that highlighted the lack of Indigenous voices within the footy organisation at the time the Sydney Swans star was being subjected to a sustained campaign of vilification.



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