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Your Daily Footy Fix!

The Slightly Absurd & Always Insightful Voice of Football!

Footy Who?

You're probably asking who are these people?

Football remains the most popular sport in the world and our hosts have lived the ups and downs of Professional Football as both players and commentators alike.

With a blend of timely and topical content, Footy Prime delivers unique, informative and provocative commentary and interviews.

The podcast, and this website, are the hub for sports passion and current affairs, with a mix of genuine curiosity, humour and entertainment.

Footy Prime The Podcast gives Footy fans from all over the world, an in-depth exploration into the sport and world of Football, while covering stories that track across all sports and continents.

Thanks for hanging with Footy Prime.

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Footy Prime – The Crew

Join Craig, James, Jimmy, Amy and Dan, along with JC, as they dig into the Leagues, Games, Players, Coaches and Culture of Football that make it part of the social and cultural fabric of the world.

Untethered from traditional broadcasters, Footy Prime covers Football and the world of sports with insightful commentary and high-energy banter.

Come join us on the adventure that is Footy Prime.

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Craig Forrest

Craig was a goalkeeper from 1985 until 2002, playing his entire career in England. He made Premier League appearances for Ipswich Town, Chelsea and West Ham United.

In 2012, as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s centennial celebration, he was named to the all-time Canada XI men’s team.

Forrest began working as a sports analyst with Sportsnet upon his retirement from playing. He appeared frequently as a broadcaster for the Canadian men’s national team and Toronto Football Club, as well as Soccer Central Matchday.

Fun Fact – Craig is the first native-born Canadian to have ever played in the English Premier League.

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James Sharman

James has been talking footy to Canada for over two decades. Host and creator of the popular “The Footy Show” on the Score Television network, James fronted Premier League coverage as well as one of Canada’s first truly multi-platform sports media brands. Following theScore, he joined Rogers Sportsnet where he anchored both Premier League and UEFA Champions League coverage.

Be it David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo, James has interviewed the biggest names in the sport. From Major League Soccer, to World Cups and European Championships, James has been a well respected and popular voice, offering his distinct take and humour, while self-admittedly trying to grow soccer in a nation still trying to figure out the sport.

Fun Fact – James launched his side-hustle “Sharman’s Proper Pies” during the pandemic.

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Jimmy Brennan

A UEFA Pro License-holder Canadian soccer manager, analyst and former player. During his playing career he played as a defender/midfielder in Canada and England, most notably with Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton F.C.Norwich City (where he won the 2003Œ04 Football League First Division) and Toronto FC. He also earned 49 caps for the Canadian national team, was member of the Canada side which won the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and later represented his country at the Confederations Cup 2001, the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in November 2015.

Fun Fact – Jimmy was the first ever Captain and player signed by Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC.

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Amy Walsh

As a pro soccer player for over a decade, Amy played for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team 102 times, went to two World Cups (1999, 2007) as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

She is an honoured member of both the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and the Quebec Soccer Hall of Fame. Amy is a sideline reporter for TSN 690, a contributor/analyst for TSN/RDS, and an advisor on women’s soccer development for CF Montreal.

Amy anchors Footy Prime The BroadsCast two-times monthly with her former teammates Rhian Wilkinson and Clare Rustad.

Fun Fact – Amy is a vegan, and also used to compete in the sport of barrel-jumping!

Jeff Cole

What was to be a one off voice intro for a new soccer podcast in 2019, has turned into a full time Announcer and editor/producer role on Footy Prime the Podcast. Jeff’s childlike senses of wonder and intellect are the driving forces behind the show’s openings and musical numbers. 

Jeff is a seasoned Voice Over Artist. After scamming his way into radio at a young age, he eventually found a niche in television as a narrator for such internationally acclaimed franchises as “Border Security”, “Say Yes to the Dress”, “Love it or List it”, and most recently, “Timber Titans”. He’s been the commercial voice of dozens of brands, currently GMC in Canada.

Fun Fact – Jeff has 20+ years experience as a mediocre Bartender and can make over 4 different cocktails!

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Dan Wong

Dan is an award-winning integrated producer and executive producer. Over his 20-year career, Dan has written, directed and produced for television, digital, radio and film including commercial advertising and branded content.

Dan, along with James and Craig (and Danny Dichio) created Footy Prime giving the podcast its tone and approach.

He now enjoys time in front of the camera as well as behind it, eating ice cream sandwiches with mustard, usually.

He is still learning about the sport and asks many questions.

Fun Fact – Dan won a Vanier Cup as a member of McGill University Football Team as a Defensive Back and Kickoff/Punt returner.

Always first pod I listen to

“You come for the banter, but end up listening to a little bit soccer content and even get some medical advice. One stop shop for your overall well being. Well worth your time. Five stars.”
Great Cat (DDC) via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/02/23