An AFL hero and major sports commentator
Tim Watson is one of AFL’s heroes, and having played for an extended period he is considered an expert in the sport. He is an inspirational individual whose background can be related to any type of audience.
Between 1977 – 1994, Tim has played 307 games of football for Essendon. His incredible skills and explosive bursts of pace allowed him to shine as an impeccable and irreplaceable player. He participated in three premiership sides, three night premierships sides (1981, 1984 and 1990), captained the team between 1989 – 1991, was named Club best and Fairest four times (1980, 1985, 1988 and 1989), represented Victoria ten times and was named in the AFL Team of the Year in 1989.
In 1994, Watson joined the media side of the sport, and has been involved in everything from commentating to presenting, across multiple channels and stations. He is currently Seven News’ Sports Presenter, as well as a Special Comments Commentator and is a co-host of SEN 1116’s morning breakfast show ‘Morning Glory’.
Deciding to leave the media and return to coaching, in October 1998, Tim became the high-profile coach of the St Kilda Saints. After two seasons, Tim chose to return to the media.
As well as being a major sports commentator, Tim has also co-hosted ‘The Game’ and produced/co-created the reality TV footy show ‘The Club’ on Channel Seven. He has authored several books including a biography on Kevin Sheedy titled ‘The Jigsaw Man’ and a biography on Malcolm Blight titled ‘Malcom Blight – A Life in Football’.
With a background across sport and media, Tim Watson’s extensive credentials are sure to engage and inspire any audience. He can speak as an MC, public speaker or keynote presenter and uses his background to entertain every individual in the room.