Tony Armstrong Biography, Career, Family, Height and Net Worth
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Who is Tony Armstrong?
Tony Armstrong is a well-known Aboriginal Australian professional television presenter and former professional Australian rules footballer. He played for the Adelaide Football Club, Sydney Swans, and Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Armstrong is currently a sports presenter of ABC’s morning program News Breakfast. For his efforts in this program, he received the Grahm Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2022 Logies.
Tony Armstrong Career
He was initially interested in rugby league but changed to Australian rules football, supporting the Sydney Swans. He was then drafted in the 2007 AFL Draft at pick number 58 by Adelaide. Armstrong attended the prestigious football school Assumption College and played games with TAC Cup sides NSW/ACT Rams and Calder Cannons. Following being drafted, he played for SANFL club North Adelaide. Following some great performances, Armstrong was rewarded by Adelaide coach Neil Craig with numerous emergency spots in the lineup. Armstrong was then named for his AFL debut in round 13, 2019. However, he was quarantined together with his housemate, teammate, and fellow Assumption College graduate Richard Douglas because of a swine influenza scare, and so did not take his place on the field.
He then debuted in the senior side over Fremantle at Subiaco in Round 1, 2010. Armstrong walked out on the Adelaide Crows in September 2011 and requested a trade with the Sydney Swans, his childhood support team. He was granted his wish on October 16, 2011, and was traded to the Swans in exchange for Lewis Johnston. Armstrong made his debut for the Swans in April 2012, replacing club captain Adam Goodes, who was suspended for the match. Adam is among his Armstrong idols.
At the conclusion of the 2013 AFL season, he was delisted by Sydney Swans and then joined Collingwood as a delisted free agent. Armstrong made his debut for Collingwood in round 19 of the 2014 AFL season. He was delisted at the end of the 2014 AFL season but was re-drafted by Collingwood in the rookie draft. At the end of the 2015 season, following only playing one senior game, he was again delisted by Collingwood.
Tony started hosting the show Yokayi Footy, a collaboration between NITV and the AFL in March 2020. In June 2020, he joined ABC as a producer and presenter of sports news on ABC Radio and Television presenting sport on ABC News. He commentated for Grandstand AFL on ABC Sport and hosted the summer series of Offsiders. ABC then revealed that he would fill in for Paul Kennedy on ABC TV’s News Breakfast in March 2021. He would present sports from Tuesday to Friday for 3 months while Kennedy works on ABC’s 7.30. On Monday, Catherine Murphy presented sports. Armstrong was then appointed as a sports presenter on News Breakfast replacing Kennedy in July 2021.
ABC later revealed in November 2021, that he would host A Dog’s World on ABC TV, a 3-part series that seeks to understand our ever-evolving relationship with dogs. In June 2022, he received the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2022 Logie Awards for his efforts on the ABC News Breakfast show. He also appears regularly on Network 10’s The Project and semi-regularly on Fox Footy.
Tony was arrested by police for drunk driving at over four times the legal limit in September 2010. He had his driver’s license suspended for one year and his car was also impounded. On top of it, the Adelaide Crows fined him $5,000 and suspended him for 4 matches.
How old is Tony Armstrong?
Tony Armstrong was born September 29, 1989, in Albury, New South Wales, and is currently aged 33 years. He shares his birthday with famous people including Halsey, Kevin Durant, Jesse Ridgway, Zachary Levi, Michelle Bachelet, Cindy Morgan, Roger Bart, Melanie Page, and many more.
Tony Armstrong Family
Who are Tony Armstrong’s parents?
Tony Armstrong was born in Burrombuttock, New South Wales to parents of Barrabinya ancestry. His mother, Margaret Anne Armstrong was a single mother who took care of and raised him in New South Wales. He never met his father who was absent from his life growing up
Does Tony Armstrong have siblings?
He has not shared any information about his siblings and none have been linked to him. It is assumed that he does not have any siblings and is the only child of his mother.
Tony Armstrong Education
Armstrong attended a prestigious football school Assumption College in Kilmore, where he trained and played football. Before that, he had graduated from Murray High School in Lavington.
Tony Armstrong Spouse
Armstrong is currently single and not married. He has also not been linked to any relationships and has kept his love life very private.
Tony Armstrong Kids
Armstrong is currently single and not married and does not have any children of his own to date.
Tony Armstrong Height
Armstrong has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body adding up to a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 72 kg (159 lbs).
Tony Arnstrong Net Worth
Aboriginal Australian television presenter and former professional Australian rules football, Armstrong has been active from 2008 to date. He played from 2008 to 2020 and became a presenter from then to date. Armstrong has been able to garn an accumulative net worth of approximately $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.