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Crocmedia's Female Footy Live

Friday 04 March, 2016

Crocmedia has unveiled its plans to call all Women’s AFL Football matches exclusively in 2016.

All 10 exhibition matches across the country in 2016 will be called via afl.com.au exclusively by the Cromedia team in a broadcasting first for radio.

To be known as Female Footy Live, Crocmedia's call will feature some of Australia’s best female footballers and identities.

Current captain of the Melbourne FC women’s team Daisy Pearce will headline the broadcast, alongside prominent VAFA play-by-play caller Jo Wotton. The broadcast will also be strengthened by Chris Connolly, a pioneer of women’s football and Craig Starcevich, the current coach of the Western Bulldogs women’s team.

The commitment comes as hype continues to build for a probable eight-team national women’s AFL competition in 2017, dubbed recently by AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan as a revolution in the sport.

Crocmedia general manager Jodie Simm says the broadcast commitment is part of a broader women’s AFL strategy across the business.

“We are incredibly excited and enthused about playing a role in the unbelievable growth of women’s football in Australia. It is clear that the depth of talent and interest in the sport is growing rapidly and we can’t wait to describe all of the action in 2016. TV audiences have already shown there is significant public interest and an appetite for the fast pace and athleticism of women’s footy. The exhibition series is the perfect stage to build up to what should be an unbelievable 2017.”

Ros Lanigan has been appointed as executive producer of the broadcast. Lanigan joins Crocmedia after a long and successful career as the Weekly Times football reporter, and
more recently as Chief of Staff.

All coverage will be brand funded.

AFL General Manager - Game and Market Development, Simon Lethlean is excited by the 10 game series that will showcase the best female footballers across the country.

“Full radio coverage of all 10 of the matches this year ensures that all fans across Australia can tune in to hear about the progress of the current and future stars of women’s football and that support from Crocmedia is fantastic for the development of the game.”

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