Sports lovers across the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands will be high-fiving each other when The Sideline View returns to 2ST this Saturday, with new host and former NRL referee Luke ‘Pottsy’ Potter.
Ever since a young age sport has been Pottsy’s life, from playing in Junior Rugby League and Soccer competitions through to swimming club and representing his region in Surf Lifesaving.
In his adult life, Rugby League became Pottsy’s main focus, particularly as a Match Official in the NRL, where he realised a lifetime goal and became the 99th Match Official in the National Rugby League, officiating in 120 first grade games.
Since finishing in Rugby League (on the field) Pottsy has continued working as an NRL Game Development manager and managing the Junior League Competitions in the Illawarra and South Coast.
With regular guests including former NRL State of Origin star Jamie Soward, Pottsy’s looking forward to diving into everything grassroots sport - from the local Croquet club and cricket competitions through to the Group 7, local baseball teams, and more.
2ST Content Director, Mandy Coolen, says “We’re thrilled to have Pottsy as part of the team but the hardest thing will be keeping the show to three hours every Saturday because once he starts talking sport, he’s hard to stop!”
Pottsy said he can’t wait to get started on the show and looks forward to be hosting a live and local sports show.
“I’m thrilled to be shining a light on local sports stories and the Shoalhaven and Highlands sporting community and I’ll try to squeeze as many sporting cliches as possible!”.
Alison Cameron, CEO of Grant Broadcasters, said the locally produced and hosted afternoon sports show will be presented by unique local presenters in 24 of the network’s markets this year, which will also include regular updates of the major National sports codes.
“Local sport is vital to regional communities and we are committed to providing a conduit for that connection,” Alison said.
Join Pottsy on The Sideline View every Saturday from Midday or listen online at www.2st.com.au on the Shoalhaven and Highlands 2ST.