How to set up for a “That’s Good for Footy” panel show.  .  .  .  .  . .  .

The “That’s good for Footy” & “Footy Funatics” panel shows are advertised to start at 7.30pm and conclude at 9.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm
The panel will actually commence at 8.00pm and conclude at 9.30pm.

This will give the venue time for meal and seating arrangements to be organised and also allow for late comers to be seated.

"That's Good for Footy" panel shows run for approximately 1 & 1/2 hrs.
The requirements for the set up of shows are as follows:

Upon entry a small table with a chair is required for the door girl.

The staging area should be measuring approximately between 6 to 8 metres wide and about 2 metres deep and on a raised platform so people down the back of the room can see comfortably.

The signage for the show will be placed behind the panel, this in the form of a 3m x 2m backdrop.

Upon the stage there will be 3 tall swivel chairs positioned at a fold out table with again a banner adorning the front of this, all of this is supplied by TGFF. An area of about the length of the stage and 1 metre in front of the stage should be kept clear as this is where contestants will stand when participating in the segments.

Prizes for the segments are supplied by sponsors of the shows and if the venue would like to at any stage add to the prize packs please feel free to advise us prior to the event. The more you can be involved means the more we get to plug your venue on air. These prizes can be in the form of whatever you desire, vouchers, gift certificates and at whatever value.

The show comes complete with its own PA system & Production Crew so if an area of about 1 metre by 2 metres could be set aside, somewhere around the middle of the room preferably, this area is for the sound desk and next to a power point if possible with a small desk would be great.

2 speakers & 2 light stands will also be placed close to or in front of the stage. (Preferable if the older guests are not seated to close to these as the noise from the speakers may be uncomfortable and loud and also as a precaution so they do not trip over any of the speaker or light stands).

The cameramen will be in positions that will not hinder any view and they will also be moving around from time to time.

An area will also need to be allocated for the memorabilia display for the silent auction this area should be about 6– 8 metres in length and about ½ metre wide in a position that is highly visible as well, up against a wall is preferable.

There also needs to be a blank space/wall where we can place the sponsor’s signage this only needs to be about 30cm deep but about 10 metres in length. The signage comes in pull up banner form which measures 80cm x 200cm.

Also required is an area where we can place the red carpet for the photo’s this will have a backdrop again measuring 3m x 2m placed behind it, this should be in an area that allows easy access.

Food for the shows again is up to each venue to cater for, but it would be recommended to have a Parma, Fish and Chips or Roast of the Day or your typical Alacarte type menu. (The panellist’s may choose to have a meal or a drink and this should be available to them free of charge no meals for the Wednesday night shows, only the Friday shows).

The seating arrangements for the venue should be if possible: tables set up in either settings of 2-4 at the front 6- 8 or 10 per table in the next section of the room, then settings again of 2-4 in the middle of the room behind this larger tables again for possible group bookings and working your way out to smaller table settings until you have tall bar tables for those not eating but wanting to stand around and have a drink at the rear.

The more effort that each venue goes too, to make the atmosphere warm, inviting & vibrant the better appeal it will have for the patron.

If any venues want to have the images of the TGFF promotional material running through TV monitors throughout the venue please again let me know and I will send these to you in either Jpeg or PDF format.

If staff choose to wear their favourite teams colours on the night,  or want to decorate the room with streamers or balloons that is up to each individual venue, but it is highly recommended.

The shows run for 1 & 1/2 hours and I will try and make them as entertaining as possible, If there is anything any venue requires PLEASE let me know in advance so I can try and cater for those requests.

Be proactive get in contact with members, social & sporting clubs, Footy clubs, local businesses tell everybody. REMEMBER the proceeds from the Door, Bar & Kitchen remain with the venue, and it’s your reputation on the line, So make it work.

BrokerrocheR will be conducting a raffle on the night this has nothing to do with the venue but if the venue chooses to run its own raffle we are happy to draw the winner out on the night.

Raffle: 1st prize is a Sherrin match day TGFF ball (the Footy will be signed by the panellist’s on the night) 2nd prize is a $150 sports type hamper. Tickets are $2ea or 6 for $10 the draw will take place in the second half of the show

LEGENDS & HEROES who are a memorabilia stockist are a part of the TGFF panel shows and they provide both a main auction and a silent auction, the silent auction works by individuals placing their bids on the provided paperwork, the objective is to ensure their bid is the winning bid at the conclusion of the show. The Main auction works where we auction off 3 or 4 items this is done by a live bidding process, The proceeds from the sale of these auction items remains with Legends & Heroes.

Each venue will receive either a JPG or PDF image of the poster promoting the show in advance of the show . . . .

•    Minimum 6 weeks pre- promote “Appearing Here soon”.
•    Minimum 4 weeks promoting “who will actually be appearing on that show”.

Footy Booklets accompany each and every show as well and patrons can pick these up upon entering the venue.

I collect contact details from individuals whom attend the shows and enter them into an SMS database this currently as of October 2015 stands at 5,476 members.
These are people who wish to be kept informed of upcoming shows, venue dates & locations. This upon request can be sent out the week preceding each weeks show but only if requested by the venue and please note there is a charge associated with this.(this will be discussed at each individual venues request at the time of that show)

The biggest concern for venues is audience numbers and I understand that the venue needs to make monies from the event, so this is why I encourage venues to stipulate that bookings for the shows are essential even though I stress this in every piece of marketing material I put out into market, It is up to each individual venue as to what dollar figure that they put on the door. Be it Dinner & Show or just Dinner.

You know your patrons and venue better than we do, So this part of the process is up to you.

The idea is basically to entice people to want to come along, if you offer meals & drinks as a package this is advantageous, or maybe you just want them in the door and making monies over the bar, again this is up to each individual venue, each venue has its own formula and what works best for them.

Other ideas for marketing the shows are Flyers I can send each venue a copy of the artwork for the posters promoting “Appearing at your venue” and you can distribute these however you see fit, letterbox drops, local businesses, under windscreen wipers in the car parks etc etc...if you need them, again just let me know.

It is obviously also encouraged that the venue send out emails, faxes or text messages to members to make them aware of when, who and where the show is going to be on.
Some venues are linked to social media networking sites, like Facebook, Instagram & Twitter this is also an excellent way to let people know about the show.

PLEASE get in touch with your Local Football, Basketball and sporting clubs, the wider community, local businesses, real estate agencies, the local government, trades people, building sites, shop owners, banks, the success of the shows is dependent upon each venue operator being as proactive as possible.

My website or is also available to promote the shows here they can also find out about the venue dates and locations of upcoming shows. The best form of promoting the shows from my end is through the That’s Good for Footy Facebook page, we continually post on  this page regular updates of everything TGFF related.

All the shows can also be viewed on as well, people can subscribe to the“That’s good for footy “page.

The shows are broadcast on TV all around Australia on C31 Melbourne & Geelong, C44 Adelaide, 31 Digital Brisbane, every Thursday night at 7.30pm & on FOXTEL’s Aurora ch183,Five (5) times every weekend.

If YOU need any assistance with helping to promote the shows, PLEASE let me know, the members of your clubs or venues will love the shows and will want to see them again and again. But in order for you to accommodate the members they need to support you.
So let’s make the shows a success, I will do my part by bringing you the entertainment, if you could do yours by filling the joint (from your end), remember you are the ones who make the money if you promote, support and present it correctly.

If you require anything else at all, then please call Damian Rocher direct on 0413 255 767or go to the contact me page on the TGFF website homepage.

Thank you and I look forward to bringing either the “That’s good for Footy” or “Footy Funatics” shows to your venue.