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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.[2] 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 and Cameron Mooney.

Presented byJason Dunstall (2007–present)
Cameron Mooney (2016–present)
Danny Frawley (2007–2019; his death)
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes350 (as of 23 June 2019)[1]
Executive producer(s)Bill Cannon
Running time60 minutes
Original networkFox Sports (2007–2011)
Fox Footy (2012–present)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release2007 –



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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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. This format continued into the 2017 season.

The 350th episode of Bounce aired on 23 June 2019.[1]



Rotating 4th presentersEdit

Former presentersEdit

Temporary presentersEdit



  • Numerology - Cameron Mooney presents numerical or statistical quirks from the previous weekend.
  • Golden Fist Award - As a protest against most awards being won by midfielders and forwards, Danny Frawley shows clips of the week's best spoils, and then gives votes for the best defenders of the week. After Frawley died in a single-car accident on 9 September 2019, a petition was started to make it an official AFL award; it has, as of 12 September 2019, garnered over 62,000 signatures.[7]
  • Don't Come Monday - 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.
  • Cut The Crap - Danny Frawley calls out cliched press conferences from players or coaches and re-dubs the audio to what he thinks they really should have said.
  • Turn It Up! - A soapbox-like segment in which the rotating 4th panel member admonishes the words/actions of people from the past week.
  • In This Round - Jason Dunstall looks back at some of the highlights of the round that just ended in past seasons.
  • Yesterday's Heroes - Danny Frawley and his partner (Barry Hall or Brian Lake in previous seasons, currently Bernie Vince) compete against Cameron Mooney and Jason Dunstall in non-football sports and activities.
  • Dribble File - Jason Dunstall looks at failed dribble kicks from the latest round.
  • Bring Your Boots - Cameron Mooney spotlights a player's superior effort and commitment from one of the weekend's games. In later seasons, this has been adapted to feature the best dribble kick of the week, in response to Dunstall's Dribble File.
  • Moon's Beef of the Week - Cameron Mooney discusses things that have irritated him throughout the week. This segment was previously presented by Jason Dunstall.
  • The Flog Files - Jason Dunstall presents events of the week that demonstrate an admirable commitment to general floggery.
  • Please Explain - Jason Dunstall is left baffled by off-field events of the week.

Golden Fist AwardEdit

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; now it's sponsored by Mrs Mac's Pies.

Year Winner/s Club
2012 Ted Richards Sydney Swans
2013 Josh Gibson and Brian Lake Hawthorn FC
2014 Scott Thompson North Melbourne FC
2015 Alex Rance Richmond FC
2016 Alex Rance Richmond FC
2017 Alex Rance Richmond FC
2018 Jeremy McGovern West Coast Eagles


  • 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Knox, David (21 June 2019). "The Bounce marks 350 episodes". TV Tonight. Archived from the original on 20 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "After the Bounce". Fox Sports (Australia). Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Fox Footy preview programming begins". Media Spy and The Spy Report. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Nathan Grima joins Fox Footy's Bounce for 2016, former North Melbourne Kangaroo". Fox Sports. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ Waterworth, Ben (18 February 2016). "Nathan Grima to Essendon: Bombers confirm retired North Melbourne defender joins club". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  6. ^ Knox, David (23 February 2016). "FOX Sports kicks off 2016 season". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ Laughton, Max (10 September 2019). "Danny Frawley dead: Petition to make Golden Fist award a Brownlow night honour, Golden Fist award on Bounce, Spud Frawley". Fox Sports. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

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