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Country of origin  Australia
No. of seasons  10
Running time  60 minutes
Number of seasons  10
Genres  Talk show, Sports
7.6/10 IMDb

Original language(s)  English
Executive producer(s)  Bill Cannon
First episode date  2007
Language  English
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Original network  Fox Sports (2007–2011) Fox Footy (2012–present)
Presented by  Jason Dunstall (2007–), Danny Frawley (2007–), Cameron Mooney (2016–)
Similar  Footy Classified, My Great Big Adventure, Lab Rats Challenge, On the Couch, Open Mike

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Bounce, formerly known as Before the Bounce and After the Bounce, is an Australian light entertainment television series focusing on Australian Rules football. The show, currently airing on Fox Footy, takes a comedic look back at the previous week in the Australian Football League. First aired in 2007, the show is currently hosted by former footballers Jason Dunstall, Danny Frawley and Cameron Mooney.


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Originally called Before the Bounce, the show was broadcast on Friday nights before the opening game of the round. The original hosts were Dunstall, Frawley, journalists Gerard Whateley and Damian Barrett, and former footballer Billy Brownless. In 2011, the show's name changed to After the Bounce and it moved to Sunday nights, normally immediately after the final game of the round. Whateley hosted the show for the final time in 2011, before his other show, AFL 360, was extended to be broadcast four nights per week in 2012 with the launch of the new 24/7 AFL channel Fox Footy. When co-host Damien Fleming left Australia to cover the Australian cricket team's tour of the West Indies in March 2012, he was replaced by Andrew Gaze. For 2014, the show's name was changed again, this time to simply Bounce, and it moved to Wednesday nights at 8.30pm following AFL 360. In 2015, it returned to the Sunday night timeslot following the final game of the round, but retained its title of Bounce. The show also became sponsored by Holden.

Following the 2015 season, Alastair Lynch left the show in order to spend more time with his family. He was due to be replaced by former stand-in presenter Nathan Grima, who had recently announced his retirement from the AFL. However, in February 2016, Grima announced a comeback to football, signing with the Essendon Football Club as a top-up player due to the club's supplements controversy. As such, it was later announced that former footballer Cameron Mooney would join the series, with Barry Hall to also join the series for the 'Yesterday's Heroes' segment. In April 2016, Gaze announced that he would be leaving the show after the show on 24 April 2016 to take up a role as head coach of the Sydney Kings in the National Basketball League. Following Gaze's departure, the show featured a series of rotating guest panellists including the return of Fleming, former footballers Brian Lake and Robert DiPierdomenico and comedians Julian Schiller and Tegan Higginbotham amongst others.


  • Jason Dunstall (2007–present)
  • Danny Frawley (2007–present)
  • Cameron Mooney (2016–present)
  • Former presenters

  • Billy Brownless (2007–2008)
  • Gerard Whateley (2007–2011)
  • Damian Barrett (2007–2009)
  • Damien Fleming (2011–2012)
  • Andrew Gaze (2011–2016)
  • Alastair Lynch (2012–2015)
  • Temporary presenters

  • Mark Bosnich (2012, 2015, 2016)
  • Sam Pang (2014)
  • Nathan Grima (2014)
  • Damien Fleming (2016)
  • Julian Schiller (2016)
  • Brian Lake (2016)
  • Robert DiPierdomenico (2016)
  • Tegan Higginbotham (2016)
  • Merv Hughes (2016)
  • Rodney Hogg (2016)
  • Simon O'Donnell (2016)
  • Current

  • Moons' Stats - Cameron Mooney presents numerical or statistical quirks from the previous weekend. This segment is sponsored by H&R Block
  • Golden Fist Award - Also known as the greatest award in AFL history, Danny Frawley plays tapes about players who punch the ball then gives the best defenders of the week votes.
  • Little Wins - Cameron Mooney presents the little wins from the past week. The segment is sponsored by McDonald's.
  • Don't Come Mondays - Danny Frawley selects and discusses ruinous actions committed by players during the games of the latest round. The segment was previously known as Coach Killers until mid-2015.
  • Turn It Up! - A soapbox-like segment in which Damien Fleming (formerly Andrew Gaze) admonishes the words/actions of people from the past week.
  • Yesterday's Heroes - Barry Hall and Cameron Mooney compete against each other in non-football sports and activities. The segment formerly featured Dunstall and Frawley.
  • Dribble File - Jason Dunstall looks at failed dribble kicks from the latest round.
  • Chief's Beef of the Week - Jason Dunstall discusses things that have irritated him throughout the week.
  • Golden Fist Award

    The winners of the Golden Fist Award are listed below. The annual award is given to the defender that accumulates the most votes from Danny Frawley across the season. The award was sponsored by Cbus from 2013 to 2015.


  • Lynchie's Top 5 - Alastair Lynch delivers a top 5 relating to one topic.
  • What Happens Next? - Alastair Lynch plays an excerpt of archival football game footage, and the other three co-hosts have to guess what will happen in it.
  • Lynchie's Time Warp - Alastair Lynch plays tapes from past and present games relating to a single topic.
  • Real Bounce Australia - Danny Frawley, Andrew Gaze, Alastair Lynch and Jason Dunstall take you behind the scenes of the program, in a parody of The Real Housewives franchise.
  • References

    Bounce (Australian TV series) Wikipedia

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