FORMER Brocklesby footballer Tony Armstrong will create AFL broadcasting history on Sunday.
The 29 year-old will become the first Indigenous person to call a match on commercial radio.
Armstrong will be on the ball-by-ball team for Triple M at the Richmond-West Coast match at the MCG.
"Hopefully I'm at the start of a long journey, I'm really rapt at being given the opportunity," Armstrong said.
The former Adelaide, Sydney and Collingwood player, who played 35 games from 2010 to 2015, has been calling for the National Indigenous Radio Service.
His start in commentating came on the Queen's Birthday weekend last year when he was asked by Brisbane premiership player Chris Johnson to do special comments.
"I didn't have the on-field career to last just doing specials, so I started doing calling," Armstrong said.
"Once I realised how much fun it was, I thought why not just be as good as I can be."
Armstrong's Triple M gig follows Gilbert McAdam, who played at St Kilda, this year becoming the first Indigenous member of the Seven AFL broadcast team.
While not wanting to compare himself directly to the Marngrook Footy Show host, Armstrong said it was important to create firsts to encourage others.
"Hopefully Gilly is out there inspiring young Indigenous boys and girls that they can go on telly and hopefully this weekend, and if Triple M gives me more of an opportunity in the future, I can do the same thing," Armstrong said.
Triple M AFL chief Ewan Giles said: "Tony has impressed with his dedication and commitment to his craft.
"While he has been play-by-play calling with NIRS over the past 12 months, he has been working with us to fine-tune his skills and is now ready to make his mark as a caller on Triple M footy."
Armstrong grew up at Brocklesby and played senior football for the Roos before embarking on his AFL career.
His mother lives at Burrumbuttock.