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Jacqui Oatley MBE

Sports Broadcaster

Jacqui Oatley is one of the UK's leading sports broadcasters and is best known for being the first female commentator on Match of The Day, attracting major media coverage when she made her debut for BBC One's iconic football show in 2007. Since her many commentaries for Match of the Day, the Football League Show and BBC 5 Live, for whom she covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Jacqui has broadened her horizons and now presents sport on television, mostly football.

"Renowned as the first female football commentator"

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In detail

A keen footballer herself, it took a serious knee injury in 2000 to see Jacqui change career from intellectual property rights management to sports broadcasting, securing a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism. She started reporting and commentating on non-league football for BBC local radio before her progression to BBC Radio 5 Live and television. Jacqui's anchor roles include BBC Late Kick Off, the Football League Show, World Football Focus Uefa Women's Euro 2013, ITV FA Cup highlights and she presents shows weekly on the Premier League's global TV network as well as reporting live on football matches.

What she offers you

Jacqui Oatley has many tales to tell from her years of working in the world of football. She has given many motivational speeches telling the tale of her inspirational journey from intellectual property manager to Match of the Day commentator/sport presenter.

How she presents

Jacqui Oatley is engaging, humorous and entertaining. She has her own distinctive style of speaking and hosting and is in great demand as a presenter and host at prestigious events.


She presents in English.

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