Shelley Ware

Shelley is a regular corporate speaker to large and small groups. Speaking about the impacts of racism, AFL, diversity in the workplace, females in sport, embedding Aboriginal History and Culture into classrooms and reconciliation, she is a dynamic and powerful presenter.

For the past decade or so, Shelley has worked in the media as a radio and television presenter on both local and national AFL football news shows. During that time, particularly as a member of NITV’s Marngrook Footy Show team, Shelley has become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL football in the country. Shelley’s role on The Marngrook Footy Show has her, discussing and analysis AFL games. She hosts the webshow Colour Of Your Jumper, where she leads discussions about topics of the week throughout the AFL. She also writes a fortnightly AFL column for the Koori Mail.

Shelley has 25 years experience as a primary school teacher as a reading specialist, art teacher and a classroom teacher. Now she works part-time as an Aboriginal Education Officer at Parade College in Bundoora and Preston. She is an education consultant, who is passionate about embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and HIstory, into our national curriculum.

Shelley is also a regular Master of Ceremonies, keynote presenter to corporations and events, espousing her personal journey, perspective on females in sport, racism, Aboriginal issues, and also childhood education. To enquire about availability of Shelley for your next event click below.

Shelley Ware is the host of the webshow Colour Of Your Jumper and hosts her own Facebook show Ware2Now? sharing everyday people’s stories. She is a member of ABC’s Outersanctum podcast, also appearing regularly on the Facebook show Broad Radio.

Shelley writes a fortnightly AFL column for the Koori Mail. She is well known as part of the ground breaking NITV-SBS football program Marngrook. Shelley is also a well sought after Master of Ceremonies and a regular keynote presenter to corporations and events. Espousing her perspective on females in sport, AFLM and AFLW, Aboriginal issues, childhood education and her own journey. She was named the 2019 Fujitsu General Football Woman of the Year.

Shelley is also a teacher and is passionate, about embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History and culture into classrooms and the national curriculum. She consults and works closely with school’s, teaching and upskilling staff and leadership, in Aboriginal History and Culture. Shelley hosts workshops in Aboriginal history, culture and art within primary and secondary school classrooms around Australia


We highly recommend Shelley Ware as an MC. She managed the room with precision, kept proceedings moving to ensure guests remained engaged and did an exceptional job! In the lead up she was thorough in gaining an understanding of the expectations in hosting the event and was a delight to deal with. She is a true professional.
- Manager Events, Local Government Professionals Inc

The Long Walk were honoured to have Shelley Ware as our MC. In the lead up to the event Shelley was so easy to work with. Shelley was very flexible in her time and also quite understanding of the perplexities in pulling together an event of this size.
- Indigenous Programs Manager, Collingwood Football Club

Shelley is a fantastic woman to work with, she embodies the spirit of our organisation and Jean Hailes is proud to have her as an ambassador.
- Project Manager, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

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