W-League set for first all-female broadcast team

W-League set for first all-female broadcast team

Photo: Fox Sports W-League broadcast team for 2015  (Credit: Joey Peters Instagram)

For the first time in the W-League’s seven season history, an all-female broadcast team is set to head the coverage.

To be unveiled tonight on the new preview show “The Round Table”, former ABC W-League hosts Stephanie Brantz and Amy Duggan (nee Taylor) and former Matildas Joey Peters, Heather Garriock and Sally Shipard look set to form the team for new host broadcaster Fox Sports.

Both Brantz and Duggan are familiar to W-League fans with the Duggan anchoring ABC’s coverage for the first two seasons of the W-League before Brantz assumed the role for Seasons 3 – 7.

As well as the W-League, Brantz and Duggan have both anchored ABC’s coverage of Matildas internationals including the 2010 Asian Cup and Matildas internationals against Japan, China and Brazil.

With over 300 internationals and 8 FIFA Women’s World Cups between them, Garriock, Peters and Shipard will provide the expert commentary with the latter two involved in SBS’ award nominated coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on SBS.

In addition to the “Match of the Round”, Fox Sports has committed to additional programming relating to the W-League with supporters set to be given a more comprehensive look at the league and its players.

Fox Sports’ match broadcasts will be simulcast on ABC TV at 3pm on Sunday afternoons starting 18 October 2015.