Bob Ballard's voice is one that will be familiar to many. In his work as a commentator he has called the action at multiple Olympic Games (summer and winter), Commonwealth Games and world championships, and described several historic occasions. Possibly best known for his work poolside covering swimming and diving, Ballard has also commentated on …
Part two of my chat with rugby commentator Nick Heath, this time looking at his journey into broadcasting; the lessons that he learned from friends, mentors and listening back to himself; and the iconic voices and moments he still cherishes.
Nick Heath is an established voice in rugby broadcasting, having worked on World Cups, Six Nations and Premiership matches. But in lockdown, he has gone viral through his Life Commentaries and pub quizzes as well as putting plans together to continue his Cue Commentator podcast.
How can we expect elite athletes to be open and honest about who they are when the people telling their stories are not doing the same? When looking at LGBT+ in sport, the media has such a crucial role to play, and Jack Murley is one broadcaster who is doing all he can to promote LGBT+ sportspeople.