15 Facts About Adrian Barich


Adrian Williams Barich was born on 5 December 1963 and is a sports presenter for television and radio, and a former Australian rules footballer for the West Coast Eagles and Perth Demons and rugby league player.

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Adrian Barich played senior football for the now-defunct Manuka Football Club for three seasons and was part of their 1981 premiership team.

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Adrian Barich played Australian rules as a midfielder, halfback flanker and winger.

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Adrian Barich was an inaugural member of the West Coast Eagles and played in their historic first game in 1987.

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Adrian Barich played AFL State of Origin football for New South Wales as well as representing Western Australia three times, captaining them in 1993.

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Since 1995 Adrian Barich has been a television sports reporter and presenter with Channel 7 Perth.

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Adrian Barich was a boundary commentator for the networks AFL coverage and part of Basil's Footy Show.

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Adrian Barich permanently became the weekend sports presenter on Seven News Perth in late 2007 following the shock death of his colleague and friend Chris Mainwaring.

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Adrian Barich helps organise the Chris Mainwaring match for Telethon each year.

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In 2010 Adrian Barich won the coveted Geoff Christian Medal for the best football journalist in Western Australia.

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Adrian Barich has a long association with radio station 6PR, going back to the late 1980s when he filled in for Graham Mabury on Nightline.

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In 2001 Adrian Barich paired with Basil Zempilas to co-host the breakfast program, and two and a half years later moved to Sports Today, alongside Brad Hardie and Karl Langdon.

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Adrian Barich covered the Western Force's Super 14 matches with Mick Collis on 6PR.

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Adrian Barich is famous for saying "thank you very much", "gornski" and pronounces numbers like Lou Richards.

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Adrian Barich co-hosted the show with Channel 7 presenter Sally Bowrey.

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