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Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Mitchell
Glenn Mitchell joined ABC Sport in Perth in January 1990. Since then, he has become a familiar voice around the country with his commentaries on AFL football and international and domestic cricket. He subsequently spent 21 years with the ABC and resigned in June 2011.

He was also executive producer of ABC Sport (WA).

He commentated at the last four Olympics (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), and the past two Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006). He also called the track and field events on ABC TV’s coverage of the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games.

One of the ABC’s former senior cricket commentators, Glenn broadcast over 130 Tests and one day internationals, covering overseas tours against Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa and England.

Glenn has called over 800 football matches in the AFL and WAFL (on radio and television). He has also broadcast men and women’s NBL basketball on both TV and radio, along with world championships for cycling, triathlon and water polo, tennis, hockey, golf, boxing and netball.

Away from broadcasting, Glenn has held positions on the boards of the Western Australian Sports Federation, the Coaching Foundation of Western Australia, and the Western Australian Paralympic Committee. He is on the induction committee of the Western Australian Hall of Champions.

In 1998, he published ‘Pursuing Excellence’, a biographical history of Western Australia’s leading sportswomen.

In November 2000, Glenn was awarded the Australian Sports Medal by the Governor General for his services to sport.

He is married to ABC sports presenter Karen Tighe.

Glenn is a polished and articulate master of ceremonies and speaker who regularly appears at major corporate, sporting and government functions.

He has witnessed first hand both sporting triumph and disaster. As such he is well place to share his thoughts on what makes a true sporting champion. Through a series of anecdotes Glenn will take you behind-the-scenes into the high pressure world of the sporting elite and share their secrets of success with you in an entertaining, informative and motivational presentation. Choose from any of the following speech topics, or Glenn can tailor a presentation to suit your specific requirements.