Grand Final weekend special: Fox Footy stars compete in Longest Kick 2021

Longest Kick

Saturday Fox Footy special hosted by Jason Dunstall and Andrew Gaze

Before the Grand Final on Saturday 25th September, current and former AFL superstars will go head-to-head in arguably one of the top competition highlights of their careers for the title of Fox Footy’s Longest Kick.

Leading up to that one day in September, 12 Fox Footy personalities have ventured to Marvel Stadium draped in loud gameday threads and ready to represent two teams captained by AFL star Eddie Betts and three-time premiership champion Jack Riewoldt.

Hosted by Bounce’s Jason Dunstall and Andrew Gaze, the event was always bound to be boisterous. “Is it so hard to kick long?! Seriously, how difficult can it be? It’s embarrassing to watch some of them! Thankfully a couple were passable, but I tell you what, some of them would struggle to get a kick in the little league…”, said a fired-up Dunstall following the practice kicks.

Nick Riewoldt and Jonathan Brown

Tensions were high with towering forwards Nick Riewoldt and Jonathan Brown kicking off the competition and cheered (heckled) on by their teammates Jarryd Roughead, Jordan Lewis, Chloe Molloy, Ellie Blackburn, Cameron Mooney, Brad Johnson, Leigh Montagna and Nick Dal Santo.

Taking his job as Man On The Measure way too seriously, Hawthorn legend Ben Dixon pulled out all the stops and props to ensure every kick was accurately calculated. The challenge consisting of skill kicks, Dunstall’s loathed dribble kicks and (mostly) long kicks went down to the wire with a nail biter grand finale kick to seal the deal for one lucky team. However much to the dismay of their peers, only one big punter could take home the ugliest trophy in the world and be crowned Fox Footy’s Longest Kick 2021.

Longest Kick

Jordan Lewis with Jarryd Roughead

No animals were harmed during the filming of the Fox Footy’s Longest Kick, however a whopping four torn hamstring, one permanently damaged big toe nail and six bruised egos were tallied.

Fox Footy’s Longest Kick is part of a massive Grand Final Day On Fox Footy, with Saturday Countdown leading in to Longest Kick and the very best gameday analysis before the first bounce, halftime dissection and post-match review.

See also: TV Guide AFL Finals on Seven, Fox Footy, and Kayo – commentators and times

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