May 19, 2021

Matchday 10 - Jacqui Oatley MBE, groundbreaking broadcaster

Matchday 10 - Jacqui Oatley MBE, groundbreaking broadcaster
Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Overcast podcast player badge
Castro podcast player badge
PocketCasts podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

We speak to Jacqui Oatley, the first female Match of the Day commentator and a leading advocate for women's football and women in broadcasting.
We reminisce about sharing a press box at Bradford Park Avenue in 2003, discuss her journey from non-league to World Cups and Champions League and why it's so important to be authentic - even if that means interviewing Sam Allardyce with Peppa Pig stickers in her hair.
She explains how she would have prepared for that first Match of the Day commentary differently, why her non-league start gives her an important grounding in the days of European Super League greed and talks through how far women's football has come - and why it is unfairly maligned given the struggles female players had to go through.
An insightful and powerful interview from a trailblazing broadcaster (and Wolves fan).