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Tim Watson is one of AFL football’s most revered heroes, renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace on the field. From 1977 to 1994, Tim played 307 games for Essendon and received a host of awards along with a well-deserved...

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“Excellent.  Polished talk.  Gained audiences respect in an instant.  Excellent presentation style and very generous with time.”
Elanco Animal Health


"Tim did a great job - very professional - the audience and speakers were put at ease by his manner and confidence".
Shine Lawyers


Tim and his trio were absolutely fantastic. They were perfect. Tim was incredibly professional but also just a really great, warm and friendly person.
Westpac

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Tim Watson's Biography

Tim Watson is one of AFL football’s most revered heroes, renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace on the field. From 1977 to 1994, Tim played 307 games for Essendon and received a host of awards along with a well-deserved reputation as both a football great and a gentleman of the game.


Following a year of “retirement” in 1992 during which time he joined Network Seven’s AFL Team as a special comments expert, Tim returned to footy and was rewarded with his third Essendon premiership in 1993, having previously played a starring role in Essendon’s 1984 and 1985 premiership teams.

After his “real” retirement as a player in 1994, Tim’s communication skills led him to join Network Seven in Melbourne where he presented the weeknight sport bulletin on Seven News for four years.

A key member of Seven’s AFL commentary team, Tim was a pioneer host of “4-Quarters” (1995) and “Around The Grounds” (1997). He also hosted “Against All Odds: James Hird’s Own Story” following the 2000 AFL Grand Final. Tim returned to the AFL ranks in 1999 as coach of St Kilda, a position he held for two seasons.

After returning to the Seven Network on a full-time basis in October 2000, Tim co-hosted the footy show “The Game” and from 2002 he joined Bruce McAvaney and Caroline Wilson “on the couch” as a member of the “Talking Footy” team.

Along with his continued weekend sports presenting duties for Seven News, 2004 also saw Tim take the reins as breakfast host with Melbourne’s Radio SEN, alongside Billy Brownless and Gary Lyon. He is also co-host and presenter of “Up Country Punt”, a football based radio program network through regional areas of Australia. He is also a columnist for The Age newspaper, his articles appearing in Wednesday publications.

Tim is a polished corporate presenter, well qualified to speak on many topics including leadership, teamwork and managing change.