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Glenn Mitchell

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About

Glenn spent over 20 years as a sports broadcaster on both radio and television with the ABC, commentating at four Olympic, four Commonwealth and two Paralympic Games. He called nearly 200 international cricket matches (covering 13 overseas tours) and commentated over 900 games of AFL & WAFL football, along with myriad other sports. Since mid-2011, Glenn has been freelancing in both the electronic and written media. He is an advocate for mental health in Western Australia, and tweets from @mitchellglenn. He can also be found on his website - glennmitchell.com.au

Member Since:
October 2012
Based In:
Perth
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Tennis,

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It’s time for the Olympics to give football the boot

It's time for the Olympics to give football the boot

4 days ago

The Olympic Summer Games is seen as the pinnacle for most of the 28 sports that take part. For the vast majority of participants, an Olympic gold medal proudly stands as their sport’s highest accolade. There are exceptions, but none more glaring than football. The sport was introduced to the Olympic program at the second […]

Is sexual orientation an issue in sport?

Is sexual orientation an issue in sport?

10 Apr 2014

It was dubbed an historic moment in sport when the major professional codes in Australia signed an ‘Anti-Homophobic Framework’ yesterday. The parties to the document were Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union and the National Rugby League. It marked the first time anywhere in the world that the major professional […]

Who would you prefer in your team: Ablett Senior or Junior?

Who would you prefer in your team: Ablett Senior or Junior?

3 Apr 2014

The combined careers of Gary Ablett Senior and Junior read like no other father-son combination in the history of Australian football. Between them they have won every major accolade there is at the highest level of the sport. But, what if you had to choose between them and select the one you would have most […]

It’s time for Essendon to cut James Hird adrift

It's time for Essendon to cut James Hird adrift

26 Mar 2014

One of the cornerstones of team sport is the fact no individual is greater than the team. That applied to James Hird when he was a player at the Essendon Football Club and it should still apply today, as a coach on full pay while he awaits the end of an AFL-imposed 12-month suspension for […]

Has goal kicking improved in the AFL?

Has goal kicking improved in the AFL?

20 Mar 2014

Last Friday night I was nestled in front of the TV to watch the opening game of the AFL season between Collingwood and Fremantle. It wasn’t long before I saw the Dockers butcher three set shots in front of goal. Chris Mayne was twice the culprit, pushing the ball well right on each occasion, once […]

What’s more important: the Shield final or T20 World Cup?

What's more important: the Shield final or T20 World Cup?

13 Mar 2014

For Australian cricket fans there will shortly be a clash of events – one a time honoured staple on the domestic calendar, the other a brash new kid on the international block. On the 21st of this month, at a venue yet to be determined, the Sheffield Shield final will get underway. Two days later, […]

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