Gareth Andrews


Gareth Andrews is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong and Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) – now the Australian Football League (AFL). Andrews was joint Founder of the VFL Players Association (now the AFLPA) in the early-1970s and became its second president. Following his playing career, Andrews stayed in AFL Football, firstly as Football Manager and then CEO of the Richmond Football Club in 1978 to early-1979.

He then worked on ABC Radio and Television from 1980-1989 inclusive, including a period as host of the ABC National TV Program ‘The Winners’ in 1986. Andrews became ‘The Analyst’ for the Sunday Age from 1990-1998 inclusive, a specialist football writing role with occasional other articles. From 1980-1986, Andrews and his business partner created Activetics Pty. Ltd. a company which established health and fitness programs for companies throughout Australia. When Andrews sold his interest to HBA, he created ‘The Fitness Generation’. The Fitness Generation subsequently became a major importer/distributor of fitness equipment.

In 2011, Andrews established LifeAgain Pty. Ltd., a company with the stated aim of inspiring and connecting men during times of change.