James Hird exclusive interview
Live this Sunday 17 January at 7.40pm AEDT
Former Essendon Football Club coach to speak to ABC NewsRadio’s Tracey Holmes.
ABC News 24 will broadcast an exclusive live interview with former Essendon Football Club coach, James Hird, this Sunday evening.
Hird has said the interview, at the invitation of The Ethics Centre in Sydney, will be his only detailed comment on the sport doping scandal which enveloped the club in 2012. The case culminated today with a ruling by the Court for Arbitration of Sport which banned 34 current and former players for a year.
The 50 minute interview will be conducted by ABC NewsRadio’s Tracey Holmes before a live audience at The Ethics Centre in Sydney. It will be broadcast live on ABC News 24 from 7.40 pm AEDT on Sunday 17 January, and simulcast on ABC NewsRadio.
The court’s decision to uphold an appeal by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has rocked the AFL and the wider sporting community. Twelve current Essendon players have been banned along with five who now play for other clubs.
Hird served a 12 month suspension and later resigned his coaching position at Essendon as the saga dragged on over three years.