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13 December 2018

Live and kicking.

by Andrew MacGregor


Twitter: “Jacqui Oatley” - 90s

Sports journalist and broadcaster Jacqui Oatley spearheads this compelling piece for Twitter's #WomenInFootball campaign, as the first female commentator in Match of the Day's history relates her journey to the airwaves. Needless to say, she's had to listen to some dissenting voices along the way.

Despite the best efforts of online trolls and close-minded fans, however, Oatley has made the gantry her own - now she wants to share it with the next wave of female pundits and analysts.

Oatley's steely yet impassioned account is complemented by deft footage of Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park ground, which reminds football dinosaurs that a woman's place is not at home - it's on the pitch, in the stands, and in the commentary box.


Film Production: Fat Lemon Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: 2Doors Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Sarah Leach
Executive Producer: Jane Bolton Ⓟ
Cinematographer: Richard Luxton (Drone DOP) / 2Doors
Sound Recordist: Peter Bailey / Blai Escayola Bosh
Editor: 2Doors
Colourist: Adam Clarke @ Absolute Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Ollie Usher @ Scramble Sound Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Ryan Edwards
Casting: Kelley Ralph

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