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 Alastair Clarkson of the Hawks is interviewed by Dennis Cometti before the round 17 AFL match

Photo: Dennis Cometti with Alastair Clarkson. Image: Getty Images.

  • Dennis Cometti AM to be inducted into Sport Australia's Hall of Fame
  • Legendary WA sports broadcaster acclaimed for his excellence in calling footy, cricket and the Olympics
  • Cometti to be inducted at special event in Melbourne on October 10

Cometti has an unrivalled 50-year career in sport, initially as an Aussie Rules footy player and coach and then becoming a sports broadcaster and the country's consummate commentator in footy, cricket and the Olympics.

Geraldton-born Cometti was a player and coach of WAFL side West Perth in his early days, but soon left the sportsground for a life behind the cameras and microphone, becoming one of Australia's most knowledgeable and much-loved commentators.

Cometti has already received numerous accolades for his contributions, including having the Media Centre at Optus Stadium being named in his honour.

Cometti will be inducted in the Hall of Fame at its sell-out 35th induction and awards night in Melbourne on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Dennis Cometti’s best known quotes

Here's some of Dennis Cometti’s best known quotes ... what's your favourite?
“Ball in dispute, Lamb, now Yze the meat in the sandwich. Really Lamb should be in the sandwich.”
“In for the Cats today, David and Steve Johnson. Who better to patch up a line-up than Johnson & Johnson?”
“Kevin Sheedy, who was coaching Essendon 14 years before Adelaide was founded. The team, not the city.”
“Farmer may have an injury to his calf........hmmm, a farmer with a calf problem.”
“Spider had both his legs taken out from under him — leaving only the other six to balance on”
“Parker to Carr … … sounds like a match made in heaven!”
“Daniel Metropolis, kicking to the city end”
“Four Blues had a chance to clear that ball. It’s what the French call esprit de goof.”
“Three Collingwood players on top of Brent Harvey, pleading to the umpire. I’m not sure he had prior opportunity but he’s been pinged anyway! That may have been the ultimate kangaroo court.”
“Eddie McGuire had an aura. I remember he asked his personal assistant, “Have you seen the letter opener?” and she replied, “It’s his day off.” I was impressed.”

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