Brian Barrish

Treats from Oz

Brian Barrish discovered Australian Football as a teenager in 1995, when he found an AFL highlights show while channel surfing. Though has followed the game religiously though the internet since then, it wasn’t until 2008 that he got involved with his local USAFL club, the Philadelphia Hawks. 

He played a total of 61 games over seven seasons with the Hawks before retiring as a player in 2014. He has served as secretary and media manager with Philadelphia since 2009, and helped grow the club’s online footprint with game reports and social media involvement. 

In addition to his duties with the USAFL, Brian also provides commentary and analysis for Stateside Footy TV, Girls Play Footy, and The Footy Gospel Podcast. 

Previously, he was an editor, writer, and podcaster for The Soccer Desk, where he covered soccer and rugby. Brian and his wife Chelsea live in suburban Philadelphia with their dog and some cats.

You can find Brian on Twitter at @BarrishUSAFL.

Brian Barrish
YearUSAFL RolePositionResignedGrade
2015 to 2022
Media Manager
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