The AFL player turned Logie winner Tony Armstrong plays a big win for the Bush Footy Club as the ABC star comes out of retirement after three years
- Tony Armstrong returned to football with a bush club this weekend
- The former Collingwood and Sydney player played for Barwon Heads in Geelong
- The Seagulls earned a 67-point win over Newcomb Power in the Bellarine FNL
- Armstrong, 32, was seen singing the club’s song after his big win
Tony Armstrong made a successful return to Footy after the Logie-winning presenter picked up a one-sided win over the weekend.
Last month, Armstrong said he “felt like a kid again” after joining Geelong’s Barwon Heads Seagulls, having previously taken on a player-coach role in the region.
Australian sports presenter Tony Armstrong got off to a flying start in country football
The Seagulls – who also feature former Pies star Nathan Brown – have had a terrific season and sit third on the ladder, and Armstrong fitted in seamlessly for his Bush Footy debut over the weekend.
Barwon stormed past Newscomb, the Bellarine Football League fighters, and with the help of Armstrong, who received the Graham Kennedy Most Popular New Talent Award at this year’s Logies, won by a mammoth 67 points.
The 32-year-old posed for photos in his blue Guernsey before joining his team-mates to perform the Barwon Club song.
The former AFL star appeared for Geelong’s Barwon Heads Seagulls this weekend
While the breakfast presenter is busy with a number of different TV projects, the uniqueness of his schedule allows for some free time. The dashing defender could be a crucial recruit for a club expected to be in contention for the BFL title.
Seagulls coach Dan Donati said Armstrong, who was at team practice Tuesday night, was “as hot as mustard” to play.
“He was there at the weekend to see Browny play. He’s had the itch for quite a while and I’m happy to say he indicated last (Sunday) night that he wants to play,” he said KRockFootball in June.