Ben Damon is an Australian journalist, TV presenter and screenwriter/director. Damon is a TV host who has presented on Foxtel's Olympic coverage, Weekend Today, Sky News Australia, Sky Racing and Fox Sports. Damon is a presenter and ring announcer with Main Event's pay-per-view television boxing coverage. Prior to his resignation, Damon presented the weeknight 6pm sport report for Sydney's edition of Seven News. Damon presented the Nine Network's horse racing coverage and was on Sports Tonight on Network Ten. Damon is a short filmmaker making his debut feature film. Damon is a popular master of ceremonies with the Australian Turf Club and other organisations. Damon was a finalist in the 2009 Cleo Bachelor of the Year competition
Christopher Douglas Mainwaring was an Australian rules footballer. He played for the West Coast Eagles in the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League and East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League, he was a television presenter and sports journalist with Seven News Perth and a radio presenter with Mix 94.5. Mainwaring started his career with the Greenough Demons before being recruited by East Fremantle "The Sharks" in 1985. In his first season, he was a member of the Western Australian State of Origin team and played in a Sharks premiership team, he was a member of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural squad in 1987. He made his debut in round three that year, against Sydney at Subiaco and afterwards only missed one game for the season, and was named their best first year player. Mainwaring played for the Eagles on the wing and contributed to their success, playing in both their 1992 and 1994 premierships; the image of him leaping with joy at the conclusion of the game, despite having a broken ankle, is one of the lasting images of the Eagles' first premiership.
He played 201 games for the Eagles between 1999, kicking 84 goals. Mainwaring was an All-Australian in 1991 and 1996 and has been named on the wing in the West Coast Eagles' Team of the Decade in 1996, Team20 in 2006 and East Fremantle's Team of the Century in 1997. Whilst he never won the Club Champion award at the Eagles, he finished in the top 10 eight times, including placing third in both his debut and second years in the VFL and second in 1989, 1992 and 1996. In 1997, he suffered a knee injury, which required a knee reconstruction and this put him out of action for the rest of that season. In 1998, while he was attempting to regain form, Mainwaring spent most of the season playing for the Sharks, before making his return to the West Coast side late that year. After another season in which he was in and out of the Eagles' side, Mainwaring retired from AFL football, he wore the Eagles' number 3 guernsey, a number which had only been worn by him and Chris Judd during the Eagles' history. The club retired the number for the following three seasons, until it was revived by Eagles' draft pick Andrew Gaff in 2011.
Mainwaring played another season for the Sharks in 2000. After leaving football, Mainwaring took a job with Seven News. By 2007, he was reading the sport at the weekend, as well as reporting during the week, he read the sport headlines during the news on Perth radio station Mix 94.5 from 5:30–9:00 am. In 2005 he was a Reporter of the Seven news desk. Since 2001 he was a member of the selection panel for the All-Australian team and the AFL Rising Star, he had two children. Mainwaring died in the early hours of 1 October 2007 after being rushed to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Police and ambulance had been called to his address earlier that night after a complaint about a man yelling in the street. After Mainwaring refused assistance from the ambulance crew, he was released to the care of a neighbour. About an hour emergency services were called back to the property after he had convulsions and collapsed. Mainwaring told paramedics during the first visit that he had taken ecstasy and cannabis. Former Eagles player Ben Cousins spent time with Mainwaring on Sunday, 30 September 2007 and the coroner ruled that they had both been using cocaine.
According to the WA State Coroner's report, Mainwaring had a seizure and died after overdosing on cocaine, rather than several different drugs as media reports claimed. Mainwaring was to compete in a celebrity kick boxing event run by the World Kick Boxing Association at Challenge Stadium on 4 October 2007 for charity, he had been invited by the AFL to hold one of the Eagles' premiership cups during the 2007 AFL Grand Final pre-game entertainment, but he cancelled in the week prior to the game, instead staying in Perth. Mainwaring's memorial service was held on 8 October 2007 at Claremont. About 1,200 people attended the service including 300 who watched on a big screen outside the chapel. A memorial match was played between his old club and rivals Fremantle in 2008, with the Eagles winning by 25 points, his two young children, along with the Matera trio played in the match. The West Coast Eagles retired Mainwaring's number 3 jumper for the following three seasons as a mark of respect, the club named its Best Clubman award the Chris Mainwaring Medal in his honour.
The Roberts Road wing of Subiaco Oval was named The Chris Mainwaring Wing for all West Coast Eagles home games, until the club moved its home games to the new Perth Stadium in 2018. Chris Mainwaring's playing statistics from AFL Tables Chris Mainwaring at Find a Grave
Jessica Adamson is an Australian journalist. Adamson is weekend presenter on Seven News Adelaide. Adamson has been a crime reporter for more than a decade but acts as foreign correspondent at times, covering the Asian tsunami and the Olympic games in Sydney and Beijing. Jessica has been a regular fill in presenter on Seven News Adelaide. In December 2014, Adamson was announced as weekend presenter on Seven News Adelaide replacing veteran Graeme Goodings, she began her new role on 24 January 2015. Adamson is married to David and they have three children. Moran, Rob. "Seven News presenter Jessica Adamson drops f-bomb live on air". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-05-16
Basil Zempilas is an Australian television and radio presenter and sports commentator based in Perth, Western Australia. Zempilas presents sport on Seven News Perth, Monday to Friday and since January 2014 co-hosts Perth radio station 6PR's breakfast program with Steve Mills, he is a member of the Seven Network's AFL football commentary team. Zempilas has commentated on the Olympics and several other major sporting events and was with radio station 92.9 in Perth. In March 2018, Zempilas was appointed as the co-host of Weekend Sunrise alongside Monique Wright. Zempilas attended Floreat Park Primary Hale School in Perth, he graduated from Perth's Murdoch University in 1992 with a degree in Media Studies and Mass Communications, took up a cadetship as a sports reporter with Seven News in Perth. Zempilas retired from the West Perth Football Club after five seasons, played 24 games as a ruckman between 1990 and 1994, kicking 25 goals. In his first year at the Seven Network, Zempilas was awarded "Best News Story" at the annual Western Australia Football Commission media awards for his coverage of the Melbourne Football Club being thrown out of a West Coast Eagles closed training session.
In 1996, he was named the "Best Television Personality" at the same awards. In 1996 Zempilas was promoted to weekend sports anchor on Seven News, a position he held until the end of 2001, when Seven lost the rights to broadcast AFL. In 1997 he commenced hosting Basil's Footy Show, he hosted the 1998 World Aquatics Championships in Perth and co-hosted the local television program Perth at Five with Yvette Mooney. Zempilas has been involved with the Seven Network's coverage of the Olympic Games since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he co-hosted Tonight at the Games with Bruce Abernethy for the Western Australia and South Australia markets. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Zempilas called Steven Bradbury's win in the 1000m speed skating. Zempilas provided rowing and basketball commentary at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and represented Seven News at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships. In 2006 he began presenting the AFL segment on the Seven Network program Sportsworld with David Schwarz, he called the speed skating event at the 2006 Winter Olympics with Bradbury and commentated on Rowing, Canoe/Kyak and Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Zempilas is the senior sport presenter on Seven News Perth, in the past has provided AFL commentary on radio station 1116 SEN into Melbourne. He was a co-host of the "Lisa, Paul & Baz" show on Perth's 92.9 but left in November 2013. He joined Steve Mills to host the 6PR breakfast radio show in January 2014. Since 2012, Zempilas has been part of the Seven Network's expanded AFL broadcast team. Between 2012 and 2016, he called Saturday afternoon matches and some Friday night and Sunday afternoon matches. In 2018, due to his Weekend Sunrise commitments, his football duties have been reduced to calling only Friday and Saturday night matches played in Sydney, some matches in Perth, he is a commentator for Seven's Australian Open tennis coverage and is the host of the annual Channel Seven Perth Telethon. In 2018, Zempilas became co-host of Weekend Sunrise replacing Andrew O'Keefe after filling in as host of the show. In March 2004, a portrait of Zempilas by Perth artist Melinda Mackay was entered in the Archibald Prize, in the same year he featured in Cleo's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors.
In 2007, Zempilas received a fine and a three-month suspension of his driver's licence after pleading guilty to drink driving. On 6 September 2009, Zempilas married his longtime girlfriend Amy Graham on the island of Kastellorizo, Greece, they have a son. Channel Seven Perth personality profiles Basil Zempilas on IMDb Basil Zempilas on Twitter