The Recruit is recruiting

McGuire Media secures AFL great Gary Buckenara for season two of FOX8’s The Recruit

Foxtel has announced registrations are now open for season two of the ground-breaking sports competition series The Recruit, with ex-Hawthorn recruiter Gary Buckenara leading the national search.

Produced in conjunction with the AFL, The Recruit is a reality football entertainment series that follows 12 recruits who live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other, in order to win a life-changing prize – a guaranteed place on an AFL list.

The first season kicked massive goals when it launched on FOX8 in July 2014, with the premiere episode one of the highest series launches in subscription television history. The Recruit was FOX8’s most-watched series last year and was Foxtel’s number one non-sports program every Wednesday night.

The first series saw coach Michael Voss targeted by Port Adelaide to become its new midfield manager in 2015, winner Johann Wagner was drafted by Port Adelaide Power president David Koch and the Irish miracle Padraig Lucey was recruited by Geelong.

The Recruit is produced by McGuire Media exclusively for Foxtel. The second series will air on FOX8 in 2016.

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