AUSTRALIA’S most widely distributed AFL broadcast AFL LIVE has today announced legendary commentator Robert Walls will join its team for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Walls will return to the special comments chair he dominated for over a decade, after a 14-month stint in France.
He will become a permanent fixture in AFL Live’s Saturday afternoon call team alongside legendary callers Rex Hunt, Peter Donegan and former Geelong best and fairest winner Liam Pickering for the remainder of the season.
He will also be part of the team for the 2015 finals series.
The AFL Hall of Famer became one of the most-respected commentators in football after ending his coaching career in 1997.
An Alf Brown Award winner, Walls has on several occasions been voted the most outstanding special commentator in football media.
Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said it was a huge coup to have Walls join the AFL Live commentary team.
“We’re over the moon to have Robert join our broadcast,” Giannopoulos said.
“To have ‘Wallsy’ calling alongside Rex Hunt, Peter Donegan and Liam Pickering is extremely exciting for our huge listening audience.”
The AFL Live broadcast is syndicated to over 200 stations throughout regional Australia, making it the country’s most widely distributed football radio call.
“There is a huge amount of love for Robert across regional Australia, and we know that our listeners will benefit significantly from the brilliant insights he will bring to our broadcast,” Giannopoulos said.
“After spending so many years on air together, I can’t wait to hear Rex and Wallsy back on the airwaves as the 2015 footy season heats up.”
As a player, Walls had a glittering career, winning three premierships with the Carlton Football club.
He went on to play 259 games at Carlton and Fitzroy, booting 444 goals and being named in the Carlton Team of the Century.
After retiring as a player, Walls immediately took over as coach of Fitzroy.
He would eventually go on to coach 347 games at Fitzroy, Carlton, Brisbane and Richmond, coaching the Blues to a premiership in 1987.
He was inducted into the AFL hall of fame in 2006. For further information please contact:
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