Gawd – Walshy and Alf Gard

by Mark Schwerdt

I wasn’t a huge racing person (although I went a bit in my late 70s Adelaide Uni days, and even saw Dulcify fly home on debut at Morphettville at the juicy odds of 330-1), but still remember Alf as the cranky old bugger who presented the day’s racing highlights on the ABC News every Saturday night, after a long day of calling for 5AN.

He’s not short of self-esteem as this 15-odd minutes will tell you.

I’m sure that Crio will have some Alf Gard stories too.

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. Michael King says

    Never heard of this bloke before. Very entertaining interview. Peter Walsh can be an annoying sports broadcaster but I think he’s under rated as an interviewer.

  2. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Is this an Almanac record, 2.5 years between article and its first comment?

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