Jacqui Oatley MBE

Sports Broadcaster

Jacqui Oatley is a leading sports broadcaster and best known for being the first female commentator on Match of The Day, attracting major media coverage when she made her debut in 2007. Her many commentaries include Match of the Day, the Football League Show and BBC 5 Live, covering the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"Renowned as the first female football commentator"

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She presents in English.

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.

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.


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.



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