Fox Footy has signed recently retired Fremantle champion Matthew Pavlich to join the channel’s commentary team for 2017 and beyond.
“I felt a lot of fulfilment after 17 years of playing AFL and now I’m ready to pursue the next chapter of my career. I’m really excited to be part of Fox Footy and their coverage this season.
“I’m ready to get stuck into my commentary role and work alongside some of the most experienced commentators and former players in the industry, while covering the game I love,” Pavlich said.
The general manager of Fox Footy, Michael Neill, said Pavlich would offer a new level of insight into both Perth-based teams, as well as providing fans with a fresh perspective on the game having just stepped off the field.
“Matthew Pavlich is one of our game’s greatest competitors, a loyal and stoic modern-day champion who AFL fans loved to watch. His passion and leadership shone through on the footy field and we know he’ll bring those same qualities to his commentary.”
Pavlich will start his new role as an expert commentator during Fox Footy’s coverage of the JLT Community Series, beginning Thursday February 16.