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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Channel Seven commentator Bruce McAvaney studies notes during the round 10 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Skilled Stadium on May 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

How Bruce McAvaney Learnt The Craft Of Commentating

Ever wonder how the great commentators do it? Well, one of Australia’s finest, Bruce McAvaney spoke on this Howie Games mini re-release about his beginnings, and how he learnt his craft of commentating.

HEAR HOW BRUCE MCAVANEY LEARNT HOW TO COMMENTATE

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A former clerk turned distinguished race caller, McEvaney’s journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of passion and seizing opportunities. This episode provides a glimpse into his background, early career, and the defining moments that shaped his trajectory.

In the episode, McAvaney speaks about the various mentors he’s had in his career, how they gave him his start in race calling, and gave him the opportunity to keep growing.

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McEvaney shares his privilege of calling Cathy Freeman’s historic Olympic win, and speaks about her legacy and impact.

This is a mini version of a longer chat Howie had with Bruce McAvaney back in 2017. In the full episode of The Howie Games with Bruce McAvaney, Bruce talks about how he works with other commentators, his health journey and his struggling with punting, you can listen to that full episode HERE.

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Thanks for listening to Footy Talk this year! We’ll back in 2024, but stay tuned to hear more Howie Games mini episodes drop across the next month!