17 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.


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


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


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


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


Adrian Barich played for North Beach Sea Eagles in the WARL.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


In 2010 Adrian Barich left 6PR and launched a new show on Mix 94.5 called The Dead Set Legends.


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