Leila Gurruwiwi is a proud Yolngu woman originally from Galiwinku on Elcho Island in North East Arnhem land. Growing up most of her life in Bendigo, Victoria, Leila finished Year 12 in Melbourne and six months after finishing her VCE was thrown into the deep end when The Marngrook Footy Show was commissioned by NITV to begin as a television show in 2017.
Since then Leila has been a regular member of the Marngrook Footy Show family, presenting the news, injury report, interviewing current and former Indigenous and non-Indigenous footballers as well as having a women’s tipping segment called ‘Tiddas Tips’, in the past two years Leila has been a regular panellist alongside Gilbert McAdam, Grant Hansen and Shelley Ware.
Leila has also dabbled in acting in shows including KAGE’s Team of Life, ABC’s Secret River and ABC’s Glitch.
Leila has emceed a number of events in Victoria and interstate and is also a cultural awareness speaker in schools across Melbourne and is currently working part time as the Indigenous Support Worker at the Pavilion School in East Preston where she helps create a culturally safe space for Indigenous students to study and create passion for the Indigenous culture in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff alike.